Local Filipino residents react to typhoon damage

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) It's been a rough couple of days for Bakersfield resident Rhodora Sevilla. Typhoon Haiyan's arrival brought sheer devastation the place she once called home.

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"It was like a ghost town. All the houses, they don't have roofs anymore," said Sevilla, recalling a conversation with her sisters

Sevilla has two sisters who survived the storm. She reached her sister Ruby, who lives in Cebu City, several hours south of the worst devastation.

She explained that attempts to reach her younger sister Juliet were unsuccessful, leading Ruby to take a two-hour ferry ride to Ormoc City, where she found Juliet alive.

Days after the typhoon swept through the mostly farming and fishing community, food, water and medical supplies are still dangerously lacking.