Philippines hit by typhoon

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  1. Vassili Zaitzev

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    Terrible and speechless.
     
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    Somebody help me out... we used to have a frequent posting member from the Philippines. Used to post a lot in the modeling section. Anybody remember his name? It's on the tip of my tongue...

    Sure hope he is okay.
     
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    Pong (Arlo) is the one I am aware of, but there might have been another one as well. An American IIRC.

    If it's Arlo I sent him a message but have not heard back from him. I cannot remember if he was in Manila.
     
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    Terrible indeed. At least I see the current headlines are the death toll isn't as bad as first feared which is good.
     
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    They're now reporting the death toll as 'closer to 2,500'
     
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    Pong! I wish you well, my friend. I hope you and your family are okay.
     
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    When I first heard of the Typhoon bearing down on the Phillipines, I thought of Pong. If I remember right, he lived in the Manila area.

    I know we've had several members from the Phillipines and I hope that Pong and the others, along with thier families and friends are safe and out of harm's way.
     
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    I only know his first. If he was in Manila he probably is ok as I have another friend who lives there and he said they were ok.

    The Philippines have gotten hammered this year.
     
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    I FINALLY heard from Arlo (Pong), he said he and his family are ok.
     
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    That's good to know. Thanks for the up-date.
     
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    Good to hear!
     
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    Hey all!

    Wow, first of all oh my goodness, thank you all for your concern, Matt, GG, vB, Terry, Gnomey and Shinpachi. And I apologize for not updating here on the forums. >_>

    Manila was relatively untouched by Haiyan, and throughout the day it was mostly rain and moderate winds. However the city of Tacloban, as some of you have seen, was just flattened. Towns in and around Manila collected donations for the Philippine Red Cross, but even with all the aid we've received both locally and internationally, they are still running relief efforts there and are still recovering bodies. It will possibly be a few years before Tacloban and the surrounding areas go back to normal.

    I just hope that there won't ever be another typhoon like this again. What happened in the Central P.I. was just horrifying.

    Again, thanks for your concern guys.

    -Arlo
     
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    Good to see that you came through safely, and sorry to hear about the folks in Tacloban :(
     
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    I'm glad to see you again, Pong!
     
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    Good to hear that your alright.
     
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