Manila project escapes severe typhoon damage
November 2, 2009
MANILA, Philippines — CFCA’s Manila project appears to have escaped major impact from Typhoon Mirinae that struck the island nation Oct. 30, according to an email received from the project office.
Risa Verena, a member of the Manila project staff, informed CFCA headquarters on Oct. 31 that the typhoon passed south of Manila and rains subsided about seven hours after it made landfall.
“Thanks for all your prayers for our country,” she said.
Other projects in the Philippines were still assessing possible damage.
Typhoon Mirinae was the fourth typhoon in a month to hit the Philippines. The latest storm left 16 people dead and destroyed thousands of homes, according to news reports. Large areas south of Manila on the main island of Luzon remained without electricity Nov. 2, and many roads were buried by landslides or submerged by floodwaters.
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