Killeen: Central Texans Worry About Family, Friends After Typhoon

By: Nick Delgado Email
By: Nick Delgado Email

KILLEEN (November 10, 2013) It's been three days since super typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, but several Filipinos in Central Texas have yet to hear from their loved ones.

Juvy Nito of Killeen said she has two sisters who live there.

She's used Facebook and contacted family in the U.S. to help her get in touch with her sisters.

"So I have patiently waited that maybe it's due to a lack of communications so I try to wait," she said.

"I know my sister is a strong woman, but when I saw those people who are really dying and experience that kind of hardships that's really - very scary on my side."

Rescue officials in the Philippines confirmed hundred dead, and the death toll is estimated to increase into the thousands.

"A lot of the Filipinos here I assume not just in this locale are basically hanging on a thread waiting for any kind of communication whether it be through media or however possible," said Engelbert Manalo, assigned evangelical worker of Iglesia Ni Cristo in Killeen.

The church is getting involved with relief efforts to help the victims of the storm.

"If people want to help when they attend the worship service usually the funds for our aid for humanity we offer it every Sunday and that they just have to ask us."

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