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Tacloban transplants to the US help home city after typhoon




Evelina Cui's family in hard-hit Tacloban survived Typhoon Haiyan, as did her childhood home (pictured). But relatives are struggling with the lawlessness overtaking the city, and the desperation for food and water.
Evelina Cui's family in hard-hit Tacloban survived Typhoon Haiyan, as did her childhood home (pictured). But relatives are struggling with the lawlessness overtaking the city, and the desperation for food and water.
Josie Huang/KPCC
Evelina Cui's family in hard-hit Tacloban survived Typhoon Haiyan, as did her childhood home (pictured). But relatives are struggling with the lawlessness overtaking the city, and the desperation for food and water.
Theresa Canete says she's never found any use for Facebook until now. The sharing of Facebook posts listing survivors has provided relief - and in some instances- heartache.
Josie Huang/KPCC
Evelina Cui's family in hard-hit Tacloban survived Typhoon Haiyan, as did her childhood home (pictured). But relatives are struggling with the lawlessness overtaking the city, and the desperation for food and water.
Evelina Cui looks over Theresa Canete's shoulder at Facebook posts about survivors. Social media has allowed Filipino-Americans to locate relatives missing after the typhoon.
Josie Huang/KPCC


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Tonight, Filipino-Americans will hold a special mass at the St. Philomena Church in Carson for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. The organizers of the event are a tight-knit community of immigrants from Tacloban, the coastal city hardest-hit by the typhoon.

KPCC's Josie Huang has their story.