ELK GROVE, CA - It's been more than a week since Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines. American and U.K. officials say they're sending more military supplies. Right now there are about 9,000 U.S. troops on the ground trying to boost relief efforts. So far, troops have already delivered about 623,000 pounds of supplies, and local relief efforts are ramping up as well.
For the hundreds of thousands of Filipino-Americans who call Northern California home, Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Typhoon Yolanda has become a call to action, and several local organizations are pitching in to provide critical aid.
"I think they were buried already since there was this mass burial, when was it, Wednesday I think," Elk Grove's Vernet Flores said about family members back home in the Philippines.
It took several days before Flores finally got word that two of her aunts and an uncle had died.