Feeling mother nature's wrath, thousands of miles away

By: Ian Margol Email
By: Ian Margol Email

MONTROSE, Colo. Four days after Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, many of the victims are still stranded without aid.

The United Nations estimates that millions of people across the globe have been affected by the storm... even some in our own backyard, like Montrose resident Marissa Spare.

"So many of us are looking, still looking for families and relatives, some haven't heard anything from them yet," says Spare. "We didn't have an idea it was going to be as bad as it is."

Spare's parents, sister and two brothers all live in Tacloban, one of the city's hardest hit by Haiyan.

She found out early Monday morning through social media they had survived, but is still waiting anxiously for more news about friends and relatives.

For now, she says she's just thankful her family is alive.

"They need food, and water, and medication... We are grateful, grateful for all that are now currently helping us and trying to get there to save our people."


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