Possible deployment: Philippines
City: Guiuan, Eastern Samar
Flight Plan: CLE – JFK – Manila – Guiuan (Manila to Guiuan via C-130)
At this time, I have declined the deployment with the Incident Response Team citing safety concerns with the various Landing Zones (LZ), Logistics escorts, coordination with the Philippine Military, and security of the Base of Operations (BoO).
As the situation continues to evolve, there may be other deployments to bring in resources to stabilize this region which has been badly damaged by the Typhoon/Hurricane.
However, I still encourage all of you to consider giving monetary donations to international agencies to support the relief efforts.