Liz appeals for typhoon island

A VILLAGER who left her North Somerset home for life on a tropical island has been caught in the eye of devastating typhoon. More than 20 people have died and many more are missing or injured after Typhoon Milenyo ripped through the Filipino town of Los B

A VILLAGER who left her North Somerset home for life on a tropical island has been caught in the eye of devastating typhoon.More than 20 people have died and many more are missing or injured after Typhoon Milenyo ripped through the Filipino town of Los Banos, which left thousands of people homeless.Liz Johnson, formerly of Churchill, recently moved to the Philippines to work for the International Rice Research Institute but never imagined having to live through a storm armed with winds faster than 70mph.She said: "Los Banos was in the eye of the storm as it passed over."At one point we had an inflatable boat floating around the bedroom upstairs trying to catch the rain as it came in through the ceiling."Winds gusted around lifting trees and anything else that wasn't attached to the ground."Several schools in the district have suffered immense damage to both property and equipment.Anyone who wants to help the island can send a donation to Liz Johnson c/o Murray - Churchill Manor, Church Lane, Churchill.

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