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Originally published Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 10:01 AM

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Obama offers way for public to aid typhoon victims

President Barack Obama says the typhoon that devastated the Philippines is a "heartbreaking reminder" of the fragile nature of life.


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WASHINGTON —

President Barack Obama says the typhoon that devastated the Philippines is a "heartbreaking reminder" of the fragile nature of life.

Obama says U.S. military personnel and relief workers are on the ground to help the victims get access to food, water, medicine and shelter.

He says the USS George Washington aircraft carrier is aiding recovery efforts and "more help is on the way."

Authorities say more than 2,000 people died in the typhoon, but that figure is expected to rise.

If people want to help, Obama is directing them to this website -- http://www.whitehouse.gov/typhoon

It will offer links to organizations working on the ground to help with the recovery.



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