Disaster Alert: November 12, 2020
Typhoon Vamco made landfall in Luzon with heavy rainfall and strong winds which have caused extensive flooding, particularly in Bicol. Currently, the heavy rains and flooding are affecting Calabarzon, Central Luzon, and Metro Manila. Impact is widespread and the Philippines National Office and Child Development Centers (CDCs) are in the process of assessing impact. A list of affected beneficiaries is not yet available; however, it is currently estimated that 13 CDCs were heavily impacted. Many families have been evacuated to shelters and others are being rescued at their homes, as needed. One of the CDCs is an evacuation center for beneficiaries and their families. There is concern for the health of people staying in the evacuation centers, so prevention information is being shared with those living in the shelters.
Please pray for the safety, provision, and protection from illness & COVID-19 of beneficiaries, families, church partners and staff in the typhoon affected areas.