LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Heifer International) – Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda, made landfall last week, bringing wind speeds higher than 230 mph and a storm surge of more than 10 feet. The death toll, currently confirmed at more than 1,000 is expected to rise.
Heifer Philippines Country Director Herc Paradiang reports that all Heifer staff members are reported safe and several are en route to the central region to assess the damage to our five projects in the areas most heavily affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan.
INITIAL REPORT: Heifer International releases report on Phillipines staff, families in wake of typhoon (http://on.kthv.com/1fBHCV3)