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Gallatin Man Frantically Trying to Find Family After Typhoon Haiyan-Meagan O'Halloran

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GALLATIN- Many people are still missing after Typhoon Haiyan. One Gallatin man is still frantically and helplessly searching for his loved ones tonight. He's been trying to track down his wife and daughter since the typhoon hit.

Sunday William Talley may have caught a big break. He heard from distant family members that his wife Rosa and three-year old daughter Wilrose are alive but traumatized  by this natural disaster. It's coming as a relief, but it's still not enough confirmation. Talley is now trying to get back down to the islands to find them..

It's been sleepless nights and drawn-out days for William Talley.

"I just don't have answers and it makes me hurt all the more. It just makes it hurt all the more"  said Talley Sunday.
"Everything is a blur. All I know is sitting here and looking at this computer".

Sitting at the computer has  been William Talley's lifeline. He spends everyday searching for his missing wife Rosa and their three year old daughter Wilrose. He hasn't heard from them since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines November 8th.
"Their name is not on the list of the injured, the missing, or the dead, so that's a good thing" added Talley.
Talley is hearing from their distant family members on Facebook and Twitter that Rosa and Wilrose are okay but he hasn't actually talked to either of them since November 2nd.

"Until I get some sort of proof of life. I hear their voice, I see their face. I don't know any different, and that's the way I'm looking at it right now".

Talley is stuck eight thousand miles away in Gallatin on this stormy Sunday. Right now he's trying to raise enough money to fly back and find his family. Talley left his family last year to move back to the states for knee surgery. He's been going back and forth to visit his family  in Tubabao, an island near the town of Guiuan. He just learned that his home was destroyed.

The U.S. Embassy is working with Talley. He's been in touch with some family members but says there is a significant communication barrier.

 William Talley  launched a campaign trying to raise enough money to buy a plane ticket back to the Philippines. He's set up an online account asking for donations.


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