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Colorado, Wyoming Residents Seek Loved Ones In Philippines

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Typhoon Haiyan

Residents unload an injured man from a truck schedule for airlift to Manila in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan on November 13, 2013 in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, packing maximum sustained winds of 195 mph (315 kph), slammed into the southern Philippines and left a trail of destruction in multiple provinces, forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate and making travel by air and land to hard-hit provinces difficult. Around 10,000 people are feared dead in the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year. (Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images)

DENVER (AP) – Red Cross workers in Colorado and Wyoming have heard from 37 families trying to locate loved ones in the Philippines after the devastating typhoon.

Red Cross officials said Wednesday the families are trying to contact 168 people who live in the Philippines or were working or visiting there. About a third of the families have re-established contact.

At least 2,300 deaths have been confirmed from the typhoon and the toll is expected to rise. An estimated 600,000 people have been displaced and many have no shelter and little food or water.

Additional Resources

Colorado and Wyoming residents seeking help locating a loved one in the Philippines can open a family tracing request by contacting Tim Bothe, international services manager, American Red Cross Colorado and Wyoming Region, at tim.bothe2@redcross.org or 303-607-4785.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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