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Venice man describes Philippines typhoon devastation

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VENICE (FOX 13) -

"It is Katrina on a larger scale."

That's how Venice's Thomas Guay describes the vast devastation following November's massive typhoon in the Philippines. It's thought to be the strongest recorded..and affected about 14 million people.

 

"Imagine something out of the worst end of the world movie and that's what it was, complete panic," Guay said.

Now imagine having a pregnant loved one who's ready to deliver. Guay's wife and young son live in the Philippines. They rode out the storm, shortly after, surrounded by destruction her water broke ,major medical attention was no where nearby.

"Luckily 2 days before US Special Forces gave me a quick run thru how to birth a child," he said.

A mid-wife would help him deliver the baby. Guay's second son, Teddy was born on November 25th, but then a new problem.

"Because the registrars office was destroyed in the town of Bassey there's no way to get him documentation," he said.

So now he's working on that and he's trying to help other families affected by the typhoon.

"Our villages really need help they've been forgotten by the rest of the world to be honest," he told FOX 13.

He's trying to raise money to get back to the Philippines. He wants to get a truck and start delivering aid himself to some of the hardest hit villages.

"The problem is in our village is no running water no electricity no mobile phone contact," he said.

He hopes to be back in January. His family is waiting and so are many others.

For more information you can visit: http://roninofmercy.wix.com/relief-for-samar

or e-mail him: roninofmercy@gmail.com

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