Gainesville Residents Wait to Hear From Their Family in the Philippines
GAINESVILLE -The unofficial death toll in the Philippines after typhoon Haiyan stands close to 10,000...as some people in Gainesville wait to hear from their family members.
Members of the U.S. marines and the Navy have been sent to help in the devastation.
Though it's an area that's typically hit by 20 typhoons a year...they were not prepared for a typhoon of this magnitude, and some are calling it the worst in history.
One University of Florida student has family in the hard hit city of Tacloban; she hasn't heard from them yet and her family is worried, but she says that her faith will keep them strong.
Andrea Espulgar, family is from the Philippines: People from the Philippines are very hard working and humble and they keep a smile on their face because they know its in God's hands."
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