Philippine president declares state of national calamity after typhoon

A surivor walks among the debris of houses destroyed by Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban in the eastern Philippine island of Leyte on November 11, 2013. The United States, Australia and the United Nations mobilised emergency aid to the Philippines as the scale of the devastation unleashed by Super Typhoon Haiyan emerged on November 11. Photo: AFP

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Typhoon Haiyan Aftermath Photos from Around the Web

A view to the sea over flattened homes in Tacloban, Philippines, following the devastating typhoon: pic.twitter.com/NzS6wTMPZI AFP Photo Department ‏@AFPphoto

The people of the Philippines desperately need our prayers and support.  The devastation and death toll is massive.  People are now left without shelter, food and water.  Thousands of people are suffering from the loss of loved ones.  Let us pray for their peace, comfort, safety, needs and salvation. 

This is a wake up call for all of us.  Time is short, we are seeing natural disasters on a much grander scale then ever before in modern recorded history.  This could happen to any of us.     – Gordon

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Comet ISON: 5 Things You Should Know

 
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Oct 3, 2013 12:45 PM ET // by Irene Klotz  SOURCE

Visiting comets don’t come around very often, particular ones on their first trek through the inner solar system. The chance to study pristine materials believed to date back from the formation of the solar system is one reason why scientists and armchair astronomers alike are eagerly awaiting Comet ISON. The celestial guest, which likely originated in the Oort cloud located about 50,000 times farther away from the sun than Earth, is due to make a close flyby of the sun on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28.

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