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Amarillo Red Cross taking donations for Philippines disaster

Amarillo, TX - The American Red Cross is taking donations to help with the relief efforts in the wake of last week's typhoons and floods in the Philippines, according to Texas Panhandle Chapter Executive Director Steve Pair.

Anyone interested in making donations to this cause can contact the Amarillo American Red Cross office at 806-376-6309.

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KAWIT, 26 August 2013 (IRIN) - One week after heavy rains triggered large-scale flooding across much of the Philippines capital, Manila, and surrounding coastal areas, officials are still struggling to assist tens of thousands in need. 

"It is fair to say we are working hard to try and provide for all those in need," presidential spokeswoman Abigail Valte told IRIN on 26 August. "Our future challenges are to make sure these communities are prepared for situations like this." 

Torrential rain brought on by Tropical Storm Trami pounded the northern island of Luzon from 18 August, dumping over two months of rain in a matter of days and inundating six regions, including Manila. 

Roads were turned into rivers, as the mega city of 12 million ground to a halt. Schools were shut for a week, and government offices and private businesses were closed, adding to the economic cost of the disaster. 

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council(NDRRMC) in Manila, 25 people have died from the flooding, while 2.9 million have been affected. 

As of 26 August, more than 78,000 people are scattered across 359 evacuation centres, mostly schools, while more than 231,000 are staying with family and friends.

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