Relatives of typhoon victims want to bring survivors to US

Pascual Daria lives in Raleigh now, but he is from the Philippines and still has family living in Guiuan.
November 13, 2013 2:26:52 PM PST
Triangle residents are still concerned about their loved ones in the city of Guiuan and other areas hit by the super storm.

Pascual Daria and his parents live in Raleigh now, but they are from the Philippines and still have family living in Guiuan.

The city was hard hit because it is on the coast. Roads into their area are impassable, which has made it difficult for anyone to get in or out of the area.

With no way of communicating with family, Daria didn't know for days if his daughter or two sisters survived.

While he and his parents wait for word on one missing sister, Tuesday night they heard that Daria's seven-year-old daughter was safe, as was his other sister.

Although this was a huge relief to the family, now they're worried how the family there will survive the aftermath of the storm with no food, electricity, and no clean water. That's why Daria is reaching out to local legislators to see if he can get any help to remove his family from the storm-torn country and bring them back to the United States.

"I wish I could be with her," said Daria. "I wish I had the thing to fly over there to be with her, but all I can do is pray that everything will be okay."

Meanwhile, Daria is from the same hometown as Judith de la Cruz.

We she talked to ABC last Friday, she was waiting to hear about her family living in Guiuan.  We have learned that her sister and her sister's family are among those who survived the storm.

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