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Local Families Have Trouble Contacting Typhoon Victims

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by Jason Lamb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Recovery continues in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan that may have killed 10,000, and some folks in Middle Tennessee are having a difficult time getting in touch with loved ones in that country.

Kim Hritz's brother, sister-in-law and niece all live in the Philippines. Shortly after Typhoon Haiyan hit, her brother was able to send a quick Facebook message saying they were safe, but that's all she's heard from them, and she has yet to find out if her sister-in-law's family made it out alive.

"My sister in law has all her family over there," Hritz said.  "How bad were they hit? We just don't know until communications are open again."

Other families we spoke with have been able to Skype with their loved ones in areas that haven't been as hard hit, but we're told that's the exception, not the rule.

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