Our Thoughts Go Out To Everyone In The Philippines.e_darrellj | Nov 08, 2013
As Super Typhoon Haiyan leaves a wide path of destruction across the central Philippines, our thoughts are with everyone in the area now struggling during this difficult time.
With winds gusts of 235 mph (380 kph), it’s no surprise that the media is reporting how this may well be the strongest storm in recorded history. Naturally there are several members of the Elance community who are now unable to communicate with the rest of the world. With no power, no internet access and limited cellular service, these freelancers and clients are also unable to work.
We’re keeping up-to-date on developing news via Ron Cirujano, our Elance Country Manager in the Philippines. We’ll be sure to update you with any important developments that we gather from Ron.
Note to all freelancers in the Philippines: As soon as you’re able, please contact your clients directly to keep them updated on your current situation. If there is anything we can do to help accelerate your recovery, please let us know.
Note to all Elance clients with freelancers in the Philippines: Due to the widespread damage, expect disruption in communications with your freelancers. On behalf of those who are affected we request your patience during this difficult time. If you are experiencing significant delays in your job, please contact us and we’ll help in any way possible.
Thanks to everyone for your understanding.