STUART, Fla. - The relief effort in the Philippines has barely begun.
As many as 10,000 people -- and perhaps more -- are dead as a result of the typhoon that struck on Friday.
Treasure Coast residents have been concerned about a well-known DJ from Stuart --- stranded in the Philippines following Haiyan.
Catarina Hodel, also known as DJ Blondie, is safe. Hodel arrived in the Philippines last week before the typhoon hit.
The popular DJ checked in with her friends and fans on her Facebook page early Monday morning to thank everyone for their concern.
"I am just now able to connect to the internet and we have power. I am safe here in the Philippines. Thank you to everyone for your concern and prayers. From what I am hearing now there is much devastation here in the Philippines and am praying for everyone who has lost their homes and loved ones However, we seem to be lucky because there was only minor damages and loss in the area I am in. Love you all Thank you," Hodel wrote.
You will hear from Hodel and her mother tonight on NewsChannel 5 at 11.
Click here for details on how to help victims of the typhoon: http://bit.ly/HINEr3