After almost 24 hours of flying commercial, we are now waiting to board a military plane from Manila to Tacloban. According to reports I am just now reading, the situation has declined dramatically since we left New York. It is hard to imagine the kind of devastation that lies ahead.
Food, water, and medical supplies are crucial, but relief workers and media are struggling to get to the hard hit areas. (The plane we are waiting to board was supposed to leave at 8am, and it is now almost 3pm.)
On a much brighter note, a plane full of survivors just landed here, and it was pure joy to see so many little kids arriving safely. One little girl in a cowboy hat was cheering all the way down the tarmac. I have a feeling she has a very bright future ahead of her.
We will likely be without power or internet until we arrive back in Manila, but I will update again as soon as possible.