Typhoon Ketsana Updates

A few important updates about the relief efforts for Typhoon Ketsana (aka Ondoy) in Southeast Asia…

– The Philippine National Red Cross has been sending out search and rescue teams, opening evacuation centers and providing aid to tens of thousands of people since the typhoon hit last weekend. They are accepting donations through their website.
– If you’re trying to contact loved ones who are U.S. citizens living or traveling in the Philippines, call the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services, at 1-888-407-4747 or 202 647-5225.
– Since Typhoon Ketsana has also hit Vietnam and other parts of Southeast Asia, the American Red Cross is now also accepting donations to the International Relief Fund for “Typhoons & Floods in SE Asia.”
[Photo via IFRC: Search and rescue teams from the PNRC, joined here by Chairman Senator Richard Gordon, saved more than 400 people from rooftops and high walls.]