“Eastern Samar is Gone”

“Eastern Samar is Gone”

FYI for anyone not aware — Eastern Samar is our province. MDS

via Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines – Tacloban and other parts of Leyte were not the only places severely hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda.

“Eastern Samar is gone,” Rep. Ben Evardone of the province lamented yesterday as he sought emergency assistance for his home province.

Evardone made the assessment after he was able to visit even remote towns in Eastern Samar on Monday by hitching rides on helicopters and trucks.

He has helped marshal social workers, soldiers and volunteers to distribute aid to the victims, but sighs, “I really don’t know where to start. I cannot imagine the devastation that hit my province.”

As he saw the province from a helicopter, he told himself, “There is no more Eastern Samar province.”

“You cannot recognize it. The devastation was horrific,” he told reporters, his voice cracking.

Read the full story at Philippine Star


  • Arturo P. Ceniza

    November 16, 2013 at 5:43 pm Reply

    Can anyone please give a simple report on the Homonhon Island? This Homonhon Island is also severely devastated by typhoon Yolanda and they also need very badly our help..

    • Michael D. Sellers

      November 16, 2013 at 5:59 pm Reply

      I’m almost certain that the US Navy helicopter sorties being flown out of Guiuan have covered Homonhon … but will look for more detail and see if we can get confirmation.

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