23 LDS in Philippines are reported among fatalities in storm   Leave a comment

 Let us Pray and hope things go well for the survivors. May the Lord bless them all!

In the wake of tropical storm Ketsana, 23 Church members in thePhilippines are reported to be among the 140 confirmed fatalities,according to a Church statement issued Sept. 29. Not all Church membershave yet been accounted for following the heaviest rainfall in four decadesand the ensuing floods from the storm which struck Manila and surroundingareas Saturday, Sept. 26. More than 16 inches of rain fell in 12 hoursSaturday.

The total number of members affected is still being assessed, with allbut three stake and district presidents having been contacted by the timethe report was issued. Fifteen meetinghouses sustained water damage andothers are yet to be assessed, according to the Churchreport.

Associated Press
Floodvictims extend their arms to receive relief goods from a military truckafter water subsides Monday, Sept. 28, 2009 in suburban Cainta, east ofManila, Philippines. Weary victims of a tropical storm that unleashedworst flooding in more than a decades begun cleaning up their damagedhomes as rescue workers plucked more dead bodies from muddy floodwaters.
 

All missionaries are safe and accounted for and are joining with localmembers and others in clean-up efforts. Clothing and bedding donated bymembers in non-affected areas are being shipped to the disaster area. TheChurch has also purchased locally food, water, clothing, hygiene items andother relief supplies for distribution to members and others.

Of the 24 metro Manila stakes and two other stakes affected, 14 havebeen able to respond to their own needs.

Associated Press
Inthis photo released by the Philippine Air Force, some parts of Caintatownship, east of Manila, Philippines, remain flooded three days aftertropical storm Ketsana brought the worst flooding in metropolitanManila in more than 40 years Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009.

Associated Press
Two women start to clean up the mess brought by flooding Tuesday, in suburban Quezon City north of Manila, Philippines.
 

At one point, 80 percent of Manila was submerged by the flooding, thereport stated, adding that more than 115,000 are living in makeshiftshelters.

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Posted September 30, 2009 by rexfordgbeardsleyjr in Uncategorized

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