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Ormoc, Philippines typhoon releif
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Ormoc has been devastated by the recent typhoon Yolanda / Haiyan. Your help is requested to assist local residents to re-build their shattered homes / lives. Most homes have lost their roof. Many have been completely blown ...

Ormoc has been devastated by the recent typhoon Yolanda / Haiyan. Your help is requested to assist local residents to re-build their shattered homes / lives. Most homes have lost their roof. Many have been completely blown away. There is no water, no power (todays estimate - until January 1st 2014). Food, along with other essentials in in short supply. 

LEYTE , Philippines   – Ormoc City is in a state of calamity.

Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla, a former governor of Leyte, said Typhoon Yolanda destroyed houses and buildings, and 90 percent of the city was wrecked.

“We are still picking up dead people there,” he said.

“In Palo, around 100 people have been found dead, three of them barangay chairmen.”

The Palo Cathedral, which would have celebrated its diamond jubilee this month, was flattened, Petilla said.

Ormoc Vice Mayor Leo Carmelo Locsin Jr. said lack of crude oil and means of communications have hampered relief and rehabilitation efforts.

The city had run out of crude oil, he added.

Petilla said he would look into the possibility of supplying Ormoc and nearby areas with tankers from Cebu as the roads from Tacloban are still impassable.

The gas deposits are in Tacloban, he added.

the biggest hospital in Ormoc, Ospa Farmers Medical Center will be closing   after it discharges the last patient.

It has no roof and the generator could stop anytime soon.

Gas stations have not opened

Councilor Godie Encas, the mayor’s point man in the relief efforts, said rehabilitation is slow because of the lack of fuel. People have not also reported and are presumably taking care of their own homes.

NGCP director Elmer Cruz said they continue their aerial surveys of damaged high voltage lines and cannot say yet when power lines could be restored.

Relatives from other places and abroad have also started worrying about their loved ones in affected areas.

Many remain incommunicado except for Smart here in Ormoc. Signal was restored yesterday at 10 a.m., but can only be accessed on higher ground or at least three-story buildings. Most cellphone batteries are now flat, with no possibility to recharge them.

Eye of typhoon passed directly over Ormoc

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24887337 for a BBC report

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