NJ Filipino community try to reach relatives during typhoon

JERSEY CITY - Philippine officials say that Typhoon Haiyan's death toll could reach 10,000 after the storm ravaged the country's central region.

News 12 spoke to members of the Filipino community in Jersey City who are concerned about the devastation and are trying to reach family members back home.

Lester Exevea, a native of Sabu in the Philippines, says his family is all right, but he is still concerned about the storm damage.

"One of my cousin's told me that some of his neighbor's roofs were flying around," he said.

Regula Laborce says she has been trying to get in touch with her father who lives in the middle of the storm's path, but hasn't heard back from him.

"I'm worried, of course, because of my family," she says. "I text them, but they did not answer."

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