Tag Archives: Typhoon

Typhoon Koppu Lashes the Philippines

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Typhoon Koppu (Lando) made landfall in the Philippines over the weekend, slowly crossing the main island of Luzon, dumping as much as three feet of rain on some portions of the island. Now a tropical storm, the system is still affecting the northern portion of the island, where rain continues to fall. The rain has already triggered massive flooding and mudslides in localities across the island. As of Tuesday morning, more than 65,000 people have been displaced by the storm. Continue reading

Philippines Church of God Leader Asks for Your Help

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Eddie Viray, the national leader of the Church of God in the Philippines, recently updated Church of God Ministries on the devastation that Typhoon Haiyan left in its wake. Considered to be one of the worst storms to ever wreak havoc on the planet, Haiyan has only compounded problems caused by typhoons and an earthquake earlier this year. Cleanup is now underway, but nearly a million residents are displaced and in desperate need of clean water, food, and shelter. Continue reading

UPDATE: Church of God Responds to Philippines Typhoon Disaster

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The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan is staggering. The number of families displaced is overwhelming. Church of God Disaster Relief is partnering with World Relief and the Wesleyan Church for an immediate response, including distribution of food and water, and possible staging of work camps. Continue reading

Church of God to Respond to Philippines Typhoon Disaster

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A storm packing 235 mph wind gusts and stretching across 1,150 miles in the South Pacific has devastated the Philippines and is projected to hit Vietnam over the weekend. In response, the Church of God Disaster Relief Committee met early Friday morning to discuss options. Continue reading