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Slidell teacher desperate to hear from family in the Philippines | #Louisiana


Written by: Meg Gatto

SLIDELL, La. – One Slidell family still waits to hear from their loved ones in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan, as charitable organizations in the area warn people to be wary of who you’re donating to.

It’s been a rough few days for Brandi Mire and her family. “All of us are praying right now and asking everyone else to pray because that’s all that we can do,” said Mire.

The Slidell school teacher’s grandmother, uncles and cousins live in a rural town in the Philippines just an hour outside Tacloban, the area hit hardest by Typhoon Haiyan.

Mire explains, “A lot of the houses are built by scratch from wood, from sticks, from leaves so that makes me a little nervous that they’re all handmade.”

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