Typhoon Nanmadol strikes Philippines
August 29, 2011
Typhoon Nanmadol, locally known as Mina, triggered a landslide and caused other damage to the northern part of the Philippines over the weekend.
A Gulf News article reported that the typhoon was the strongest tropical cyclone this year in the Philippines.
Although the damage was concentrated in the nation's north, affected areas included southern Luzon and Metro Manila's Quezon City.
Four of CFCA's five project locations in the Philippines – Antipolo (near Manila), Legazpi (at the southeastern end of Luzon), Manila and Quezon City – could be affected.
Together all four projects serve more than 41,000 sponsored Filipino children, youth and elderly.
The fifth project in Zamboanga is in the south, out of the hurricane's path.
So far CFCA has not heard any damage reports from its projects in the Philippines. If anything changes from this initial assessment, CFCA will post a follow-up news report.
Please keep the people of the Philippines in your prayers.