Actress Empress Schuck asked netizens for help on Friday evening, October 28, after Typhoon Paeng hit the country. She shared glimpses of the effect of the storm on the city of Zamboanga.
She wanted to let everyone know what’s happening.
“Current situation here in Zamboanga City. Many people are still stranded. We need more rubber boats here for rescue, especially brgy. Tumaga. Pls pray for everyone's safety and let me know if you would like to extend help that is badly needed,” she wrote.
Netizens have sent their prayers and shared how they wished for the typhoon to be over in the comment section.
Empress also shared some clips on her Instagram stories to show how much damage the typhoon has caused her province. She has been very much vocal about needing rubber boats as the floods in some part of the city were unpassable.
“Please let everyone know what’s happening right now here in Zamboanga City. We don’t have enough rubber boats and rescuers. Many are still stranded until now, please spread the word out,” she pleaded in her Instagram stories.
Continuous rains brought by Tropical Storm Paeng has caused severe flooding and landslides in 22 barangays in Zamboanga City. Residents of the barangays were asked to leave their houses to ensure their safety.
Empress has been sharing different telephone hotlines on her Instagram stories as well to help out in the rescue operations made by the local government.