Typhoon Haiyan

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

On Thursday, St. Pius School in Loudonville was the backdrop for a thank-you ceremony at a student assembly for all the work and support that came from the Capital Region for recovery efforts after Typhoon Haiyan. 

The deadly November 2013 storm, also known as Typhoon Yolanda, devastated some coastal areas of the Philippines.  Catholic Relief Services CEO Dr. Carolyn Woo discussed her recent trip to the Island Nation where she surveyed the damage and where Catholic Relief Services has been helping typhoon victims for over a year.

Photo from the facebook page of Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, Congressman, First District of Leyte at House of Representatives of the Philippines.

ABS-CBN has compiled a list of survivors in areas affected by super typhoon "Yolanda."

The list is based on the updates from DZMM, Bayan Mo iPatrol Mo (BMPM) and Google People Finder.To access the complete list, go to the ABS-CBN Tulong Page, click on the Find Tab and then click on List button.* * * 

It has been a week since Typhoon Haiyan swept across the central Philippines. Relief is on the way and people around the globe are mobilizing to help.

New York has made significant progress in storm recovery efforts - Democratic Ulster County Executive Mike Hein says they're ready if and when there's a "next storm" on the horizon. Republican New York State Assemblyman Pete Lopez says many of his constituents are still reeling from the one-two punch of Irene and Lee - along with others in his district impacted by Sandy.

WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock is back and in the studio this morning  with Morning Edition host David Guistina. Chartock talks about the deadly Typhoon Haiyan slamming into the Philippines this weekend and a potential presidential bid for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.