Typhoon Hits Home for Valley Man

By: Carly Stephenson Email
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- Typhoon Haiyan, one of the largest storms in recorded history, has affected more than 9 million people after it hit the Philippines and other places.

First responders fear as many as 10,000 people may have died in the storm.

One valley man is thankful his family survived when they were caught in its deadly path.

Jeremy Sychampanakhone has family where the typhoon hit while it was still a category two.

He's thankful they are okay, but is saddened by what's happened in the Philippines, although it could have been much worse.

"When it got there it all scared them, so they just bought water and all this and everything they needed in case the resources were gone but they were alright. All of our prayers go out to the people in the Philippines it's very sad," said Sychampanakhone.

The U.S military has provided relief supplies, including bottled water and generators.

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