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Disaster Relief Supplies Starting To Arrive In Philippines

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Typhoon survivors are starting to make it out of the central Philippines and desperately needed supplies are making it in this morning.  ABC's Tahman Bradley has the latest.

Across the Philippines, the frantic effort to find and care for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan continues.  Military planes are transporting victims from hard-hit Tacloban to Manila -- where the airbase has become a staging area.  More than half a million people are displaced living in rubble...desperately in need of food, water and medical care.

"We are so hungry and thirsty, that's why we are here," said a young boy survivor.

The death toll -- staggering.  Fears it could reach 10,000.

"Truckloads of dead bodies, like hundreds," said Simon Kruzban, American Student

A massive international relief effort is underway.  The U.S. has pledged 20-milion dollars in immediate aid and is sending the aircraft carrier U.S.S. George Washington.  U.S. Marines are already on the ground.

Typhoon Haiyan may be the strongest ever recorded.  This new video shows the monster smacking coastline

Pushing water inland, obliterating everything in its path.  In the U.S., Americans with loved ones in the Philippines, like Jannette Branscomb of Virginia, anxiously await word.

"It's hard. I mean no sleep, you know, just sitting around waiting, hoping that I would hear something,"  Jannette Branscomb, mother is in the Philippines. 

For one California family, a happy ending. Sharon Swinger survived the storm and made it back to the U.S.

"It's good, it's good! I missed him so much," Sharon Swinger, Venice, CA, Survivor.

Back in the Philippines, just when it seemed things couldn't get any worse, a new, far weaker tropical storm made landfall and word this morning of a small earthquake.

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