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RIGHT NOW: Trying To Get Aid To Typhoon Survivors

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GUIUAN, Philippines (AP) - U.S. Navy helicopters from the aircraft carrier USS George Washington are dropping water and food to isolated communities in the Philippines, a week after a devastating typhoon.
    
Disaster authorities have raised the death toll from the storm to more than 3,600, and some officials say there were thousands of additional deaths.
    
Authorities estimate some 600,000 people have been displaced. Most of those are likely to be homeless.
    
Along with food, water and medicine, aid groups will prioritize the distribution of tools, nails and other equipment to allow people to make better shelters.
   
More U.S. military help for typhoon survivors
    
VILLAMOR AIR BASE, Philippines (AP) - The U.S. is sending roughly 1,000 more troops and additional ships and aircraft to the Philippines to help with recovery from last Friday's typhoon.
    
The USS George Washington aircraft carrier already is stationed off the coast and helicopters have been dropping food and water over inaccessible areas.
    
So far the U.S. military has moved about 190 tons of supplies.

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