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Philippine Nurses Watch Storm From Afar

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Although Typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippines, devistating the tropical county and its people, it's a tragedy that also hits close to home for some living right here in Minot.

Recently, Trinity Health welcomed about 80 nurses into the facility to meet a demand at the hospital--those nurses are originally from the Philippines.

Today, one nurse from the southern part of the Philippines told us about the typhoon's impact on her family.

She says the area in which she lived wasn't affected by the natural disaster; however, she says she is worried about her aunt who lives near the storm-impacted city of Tecloban.

She says so far her aunt's status is unknown and her family is trying to contact her.

She says she's saddened by the devastation caused by the storm, but hopes the people in her country will remain united.

(Thelma Zefra, Trinity Health Registered Nurse)"I hope that help will come soon or, you know, as soon as possible because I believe they need food, they need clothing, and I don't know how long it will take to rebuild their houses or to be able to have a roof."

Zefra says her aunt is her only family member who lived near the city of Tecloban.

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