Sunday, November 10, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan rages over Malapascua island and wreaks havoc

The typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda that raged over the Philippines also devastated Malapascua island. First accounts mention that 90% of buildings on the island have been wiped out, the good news is that very recent reports have come through stating that no one on the island has been in need of medical help.

Due to the extreme devastation, you can help out the people on Malapascua with donations via this website and there's also a Facebook page 'Help Malapascua'.

Damage on Malapascua after typhoon Haiyan

Photo courtesy of Edmund James Y Porter

The pictures above and below show some of the destruction that has occurred at the island! If you want to get in touch with someone on the island, SMART communications stated that most of their towers should be back up and running within 1-2 days from now, hopefully that will include Malapascua.

Damage on Malapascua after typhoon Haiyan

Photo courtesy of Edmund James Y Porter

Relief efforts by the various dive centers are in full swing and all the roads from Cebu City all the way to Daanbantayan are accessible again.

Damage on Malapascua after typhoon Haiyan

Photo courtesy of Edmund James Y Porter

Most likely the up and coming PADI IDC's scheduled for December and January might be moved to PADI CDC Center Sea Explorers in Dauin.

Damage on Malapascua after typhoon Haiyan

Photo courtesy of Edmund James Y Porter

Damage on Malapascua after typhoon Haiyan

Photo courtesy of Edmund James Y Porter

Damage on Malapascua after typhoon Haiyan

Photo courtesy of Edmund James Y Porter

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

HI I am checking on James Yolanda, touch base and let us know your OK
we are all thinking of you, we know you have no electric, will be patient

Bim (UK) Freespirit
p.s