12/21/2011 1:40 PM ET |
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A tropical storm hit the Phillipines this past weeknd and the death toll has claimed over 1,000 lives.
Locally known as Sendong, the storm has left tens of thousands homeless.
Hundreds are still unaccounted for and entire villages have been swept away.
President Benigno Aquino declared a state of national calamity and the Red Cross continued to help victims.
The official number of Filipino deaths is 1,002.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and victims of this terrible disaster.
[Image via AP Images.]
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