U.S., Britain send warships to help Philippine relief efforts




 
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U.S., Britain send warships to help Philippine relief efforts
 
November 12th, 2013  
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U.S., Britain send warships to help Philippine relief efforts
By Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato TACLOBAN, Philippines (Reuters) - A U.S. aircraft carrier set sail for the Philippines on Tuesday to accelerate relief efforts after a typhoon killed an estimated 10,000 people in one coastal city alone, with fears the toll could rise sharply as rescuers reach more isolated towns. The nuclear-powered USS George Washington, carrying about 5,000 sailors and more than 80 aircraft, was joined by four other U.S. Navy ships and should arrive in two to three days, the Pentagon said, confirming a Reuters report. "The weather is pretty bad out there, so we are limited by seas and wind," Captain Thomas Disy, commander of the USS Antietam, a missile cruiser that's part of the carrier group, told reporters in Hong Kong. "But we are going to be going as fast as we possibly can." Philippine officials have been overwhelmed by Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest on record, which tore through the central Philippines on Friday and flattened Tacloban, coastal capital of Leyte province where officials fear 10,000 people died, many drowning in a tsunami-like wall of seawater.




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November 12th, 2013  
CooperDan
 
This is great! The military is being put to good use for humanitarian purposes. Preserving life, rather than taking it.

Im always positive about this sort of thing!
 


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