At least 1,200 people may be dead in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in the Philippines), the most powerful storm on record this year, according to NBC News. Unconfirmed estimates from the Philippine Red Cross suggest that 1,000 died in the coastal city of Tacloblan, and at least 200 more in the Samar province.
The storm is currently moving toward Vietnam, as of Saturday morning (U.S. time).
The Philippines Red Cross (PRC) has deployed assessment, rescue and relief teams to evaluate the damage and to support rescue efforts. Power supplies have not been restored in many regions, so a full picture of the damage is not yet known, the PRC said in a news release.
ISF Philippines tweeted that by texting RED <10, 25, 50 or 100> to 4143, you can donate to the PRC.
Source: The Weather Channel