TYPHOON HAIYAN RIPS THROUGH CENTRAL PHILIPPINES
Typhoon Haiyan is a Category 5 storm, the strongest typhoon of 2013 and said to be the “most powerful ever” to make landfall (with winds near 195-200 mph). Perspective: Superstorm Sandy was at 95mph when it hit New Jersey; Hurricane Katrina at 129mph when it hit land.
- Pre-emptive evacuations affect more than 161,000 families or more than 790,000 people in 37 provinces
- Typhoon Haiyan as seen from space
- Haiyan makes 6 landfalls - it affected an island chain in the central Philippines, making landfall in six islands. It gained wind power as it traversed through waters in between.
- Haiyan traverses areas affected by magnitude 7.1 earthquake - The earthquake left more than 200 dead dead on October 16; 1000 injured; 350,000 displaced. The survivors have been living in tents and evacuation areas. It passed through Leyte, Samar, Cebu (2.5 million residents), among others—some of which are the poorest provinces in the country.
- 100 people killed in Tacloban — first estimate of casualties in the city reported today, November 9. Because the communication lines are down, the news centers have yet to take stock of the full extent of the damage. But the numbers are still expected to rise. The devastation was described as if a tsunami had wracked through it.
- 2:03PM 11/9: An estimated 4 million people have been affected by the typhoon
- 4:20PM 11/9: 90% of Baco Town in Oriental Mindoro flooded
- 4:55 PM 11/9: Bodies still scattered in Leyte as Visayas in shock
- 5:19PM 11/9: Negros Occidental under a state of calamity
- 7:34PM 11/9: Local officials expect the number of bodies found in Tacloban to reach 500
- eta: 7:45PM 11/9: Iloilo and Palawan declare state of calamity
- eta: 8:04PM 11/9: Update: 134 reported dead
- eta: 8:30PM 11/9: Thousands homeless in Ormoc, Leyte
The victims need all the help they can get. Cities have been leveled, buildings made of concrete were destroyed by strong winds and storm surges. Communications have yet to be reestablished in most of the areas affected by the typhoon. The full picture left behind by Haiyan has yet to be established yet the devastation reported on television is already extensive. The government is bracing for large-scale relief operations. Virtually 1/3 of the country has been ravaged by this natural disaster. And we need help.
HOW THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY CAN HELP
- donations via the Philippine Red Cross (including PayPal)
- donations via Habitat for Humanity
- donations via ANCOP Foundation USA
- eta: donations via UNICEF Philippines
FOR THOSE IN THE PHILIPPINES
- text donations via Globe
- Red Cross and DSWD relief operations (infographic)
- list of ongoing relief operations via Rappler
- donations via ABS-CBN News
- eta: relief operations via University of the Philippines
- eta: relief operations via the Department of Education
- eta: pick-up locations for donations via Air 21
HOW TO FILE FOR MISSING PERSONS
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- Kamila Shamsie (Burnt Shadows)
OMG last night i googled bulldog cuddling because it seemed like the right thing to do and then found this on my tumblr dashboard this morning!
I want to be better about archiving the work i’m making this year hence ..two drawings (?) that are essentially completions of gestures
Mike Rowe on Real Time with Bill Mahr (via timetoputonashow)
Mission District, SF. Lately i’ve been feeling low on inspiration fuel even though i’m looking at art every day and working on art everyday, its just not my own and i can’t seem to connect with it. Its been about a month since i visited SF and missing it so much already. The Latino art and activism movement that began in The Mission is the kind of inspiration i need, the murals we saw in Clarion Alley were gorgeous, the book stores are lovely, Dolores Park wins forever, and yo i’m going to cry because community engagement through art is stuff that i could cry about.
Urs Fischer, with the help of 1,500 people from L.A, at the Geffen MOCA. This show is amazing, people of all ages helped out and there are some real gems.. the rendering of The Last Supper was a treat; loved the birds on bricks, really pretty; the tree trunks strewn all around were really cool; loved the waxed sculptures as well! This was a really great project, Fischer managed to both engage community and create a really beautiful and charming show.
Sunday- woke up, went to the farmers market, talked to some village-folk, hung out with a pup, scrambled eggs, ate with some ladies as the sun poured in, lay in my bed and dreamt, did some cleaning, went rock-climbing, hung out at the farm, drew, wandered, made daal chawal-
Truck artists and truckers hanging out in Mauripur, Karachi. Taken after the Salala Incident, in the duration when NATO trucks were stopped from going into Afghanistan for seven months.