I’ve been home for 2 hours and my mom has already said enough offensive comments to make the social justice part of tumblr weep. Oh boy.
TYPHOON HAIYAN UPDATE: “AT LEAST 1,200 KILLED” (New York Times)MANILA — Rescue officials in the Philippines were scrambling on Saturday to get to isolated villages on the islands of Leyte and Samar, amid early estimates of at least 1,200 dead from Friday’s powerful typhoon.
High waves amid strong winds pounded the coast on Friday as a typhoon hit the city of Legazpi. At least four died, officials said. Enlarge This Image Jay Rommel Labra/European Pressphoto Agency In Cebu Province a gymnasium housed evacuees from Typhoon Haiyan. Enlarge This Image Charlie Saceda/Reuters Strong winds from the typhoon hit a coastal town in Laguna Province. More than 700,000 evacuated ahead of the storm. “The local Red Cross chapter has seen many bodies,” Gwendolyn Pang, the secretary-general of the Philippine Red Cross said in a text message. “They reported an estimate of about 1,000 deaths in Leyte and about 200 from Samar.” “An actual body count has to be done to determine the exact number,” she added. “That is only an estimate.”
Seriously, the things we’re seeing on the local news are unimaginably awful. Haiyan was here for all of 24 hours but it dealt so much damage. We haven’t even heard from remote islands and many coastal towns yet because the communication lines are down and roads are blocked by debris. Many cities have no food, no electricity, and no potable water. If you can, please donate. $1 USD can go a long way—it can buy a couple of kilos of rice, or packed goods, or medicine that the victims need.
Please donate and help. This is awful.
Hey tumblr, the past two weeks have been kind of fucking awful. I was hoping today would be better but alas, no it’s not. Send me things to make me laugh hysterically please?
Holy shit Mr Mime actually managed to get more creepy. He is straight up nightmare fuel now.
You guys, Cecil Baldwin just accused me of committing space travel felonies.
Like, he pointed at me.
I saw it. It happened. It’s canon.