- Posted December 5, 2012 by
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Aid organizations find "entire villages flattened" by Typhoon Bopha
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer
Arlo Ramos, a World Vision staffer and member of the assessment team described the scene: "It was really heartbreaking as we passed by Compostela Valley. There were scattered trees, mud and soil even in highway roads due to landslides. Some families were left homeless and had no choice but stayed in makeshifts just within the side roads."
Disaster authorities are estimating more than 100,000 were impacted by the storm.
"Affected areas in Agusan are highly in need of potable water for drinking. Their normal source of water were destroyed due to flash flood. There are wells in the villages but contaminated with muds. We saw entire villages flattened," Ramos said.
World Vision plans to offer emergency supplies to those in need and help to rebuild homes and livelihoods.