Update – Pray for the Filipinos who have lost home and family in December 2011

Latest update :   Tropical Storm Washi battered southern Philippines, leaving more than 652 people dead

As the world celebrates Christmas, let us not forget to pray for the Filipinos who have lost family and homes in the recent floods.

Extracts from  the BBC report  on 17 December, 2012:

Quote

Flash floods sparked by a tropical storm in the southern Philippines have killed at least 180 people and left hundreds missing, officials say.

Many of the victims Residents are rescued from floods in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. 17 Dec 2011were asleep when it struck Mindanao island, killing many in Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro.

Tens of thousands of people have fled to higher ground, the authorities say.

Benito Ramos, head of the national disaster rescue agency, said reports were still coming in and the casualty figures could rise.

Mr Ramos said the floodwaters had risen alarmingly fast overnight as people slept.

“Massive flooding had been reported over the region, especially in Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro City,” he said

a
Map locator

The coast guard and other rescuers were scouring the waters off the coastal city for survivors or bodies, he added.

GMA television broadcast dramatic footage of a family escaping their flood-hit home by climbing through a window.

Rescue workers were pictured helping survivors to safety in chest-deep floodwater.

Three people also drowned in Polanco town in Zamboanga del Norte province, said provincial disaster officer Dennis Tenorio. He said high winds had toppled trees.

The storm is set to hit the western island of Palawan later on Saturday, after crossing the Sulu Sea with winds of up to 75 km/h, according to state weather forecasters.

The Philippines are struck by about 20 major storms every year.

Unquote

May the Lord help the survivors and those who will be facing the storms to come, and cause relief to come speedily and for Christians in the neighbouring provinces to lend a helping hand in the recovery process. The numbers of those missing are mounting by the day.

About ptl2010

Jesus Christ is coming soon
This entry was posted in A CLICK A BLESSING TODAY, PRAISE THE LORD TESTIMONIES and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Update – Pray for the Filipinos who have lost home and family in December 2011

  1. ptl2010 says:

    Comment From Hannah Labid Braseth posted on Our Prayer and relocated here

    HELP TO PRAY OUR COUNTRY IN PHILIPPINES THATS FULL OF SUFFERING FROM THE SENDONG TYPHOON..AND FOR THOSE FAMILY LOSE THIER LOVE LIFE AND HOME HELP US TO PRAY ….

    • ptl2010 says:

      Dear Hannah, we are praying with you for your people in the Philippines. It is heart-breaking. May the Lord indeed have mercy on all and may many turn to Him for help.
      ptl2010

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.