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CINCINNATI -- The waves from the typhoon that crashed in the Philippines and killed thousands of people caused a ripple effect felt by families across the world and in the Tri-State.

Many have not heard from their loved ones and don’t know if they’re OK after super typhoon Haiyan destroyed about 70 to 80 percent of structures in its path as it tore through Leyte province on Friday.

Even though they're more than 8,400 miles away from the the island nation in the western Pacific Ocean, people in the Tri-State have not been immune to the tragedy.

Most of Juniper Howard’s family is still in the country. Since the typhoon, she says she has spent hours trying to find a way to get in touch with them with little success.

Juniper and her husband Fred say waiting on information about the condition of their loved ones has been “heart-wrenching.”

But the couple says no matter how far apart they are, when disaster strikes, the bond of family remains strong.

“Distance does not mean we are any less close to our family,” Fred said. “It really hurts that we are not there but it just makes the bond as strong as ever.”

While they've struggled to get in touch with their family, the Howards haven't gone through this alone.

Thousand of people have taken to social media to voice their concern for not only the people of the Philippines but also their families.

On 9 On Your Side's Facebook wall, people have been sharing information about what they've been going through, voicing their concern for the victims of the typhoon, and offering tips to those who've had little success getting in contact with their loved ones.

You can add your comment at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/WCPO9

 

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