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Bay Area Couple Returns From Philippines After Typhoon Haiyan

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    Sonia and Michael Weaver are glad to be back home in the Bay Area, but worry for the thousands of people in the Philippines who now face an uncertain future. Jean Elle reports. (Published Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013)

    Victor Guadron and his fiance couldn't wait to see his parents walk out of customs at San Francisco International Airport.

    His parents returned from a family visit in the Philippines, where Typhoon Haiyan left a path of death and destruction.

    MORE: Bay Area Doctors Head to Philippines to Aid Typhoon Haiyan Victims

    Sonia and Michael Weaver said their kids home in Leyte somehow escaped damage. But communities around them were devastated.

    The couple saw firsthand the death toll in hard hit areas near Tacloban. A sight still hard to believe for them.

    Sonia said the number of bodies was overwhelming.

    "I was getting too emotional," she said. "People, you have to see all these people, just die. It’s so heavy."

    Michael said he doesn't usually fear, but he was afraid.

    "Dead bodies, people all over the place," he said. "The odor was awful."

    The Weavers said they will never forget the desperation -- from the lives lost to the flattened communities.

    While they are happy to be back in the Bay Area, the Weavers worry for the thousands of people in the Philippines who are now facing an uncertain future.

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