Sunday 27 September 2009

Tropical storm Ketsana

Tropical storm Ketsana has hit the Philippines and is causing widespread devastation.

Many dead, thousands homeless and the obvious shortages of water, medicines and shelter.

The Philippine government has declared it a "calamity", which releases federal disaster funding.

Still little mention on the news, compare it to the furore over the Sydney dust incident last week, and you will see what I mean. You can help here

More here and eyewitness accounts here from the BBC and a video report here (not available in all regions)