Tag Archives: floods
Posted on 16. Oct, 2013 by Marie Anne Sliwinski.
On the eve of August 18, 2008, Chandra Kant was nervous and uneasy. He had been listening to the radio all day as torrential rain fell on his village — fearful that the worst was yet to come. He knew that if the rainfall did not stop, the nearby river would overflow and flood his […]
Posted on 02. Aug, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
Last month early monsoon rains caused massive floods in India. Over 1,000 people have been killed (one source reports nearly 6,000 are “presumed dead”) and the U.N. estimates that 1.25 million people have been affected. Earlier this week we announced that we have committed $25,000 to help the victims of this disaster, in addition to our […]
Posted on 30. Aug, 2012 by Nikki Massie.
I admit asking myself this after learning that Tropical Storm Isaac was bound for the small island nation. Perhaps you wondered the same thing. While this storm wasn’t as strong as we feared, it still managed to do significant damage, especially to the southern portion of the country, where communities are still working to recover […]
Posted on 24. Jan, 2012 by Corazon Lagamayo.
…Jeann Llanor from the Philippines. She recently gave birth to a baby prematurely amid the chaos of Tropical Storm Washi, a powerfully destructive storm that hit the Philippine island of Mindanao in December. She lives in Cagayan de Oro, a city hard hit by the storm that has affected a total of more than a […]
Posted on 05. Jan, 2012 by Corazon Lagamayo.
A severe tropical storm struck the southern Philippines on December 16, causing landslides and massive flooding on the island of Mindanao, where Lutheran World Relief is implementing a number of sustainable development projects. Two major cities in northern Mindanao, Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City, were badly hit, as were many surrounding areas. Learn more […]
Posted on 22. Dec, 2011 by Corazon Lagamayo.
A severe tropical storm struck the southern Philippines on December 16, causing landslides and massive flooding on the island of Mindanao, where Lutheran World Relief is implementing a number of sustainable development projects. Here are three of their stories. To find out more about the flooding in the Philippines, go to lwr.org/philippinesfloods, or Donate Now. […]
Posted on 20. Dec, 2011 by Lutheran World Relief.
The immediate effects from Typhoon Washi were merely phase one of the devastation that people of the Philippines experienced. Lack of electricity and clean water, a rising death toll approaching a thousand, hundreds still missing, and 100,000 displaced people plague the country as a search for missing loved ones presses on–while the country is forced […]
Posted on 19. Dec, 2011 by Corazon Lagamayo.
Norberto “Norbing” Cacho, 51, has changed for the better and he attributes this change to his seaweed. Norbing happily shared that seaweed farming helped him stop his drinking vices. “I realized after the trainings that my vices take a large portion from my income, and that is why I decided to stop. Now, I want […]
Posted on 18. Dec, 2011 by Lutheran World Relief.
Maritess Madera, LWR’s regional finance manager for Southeast Asia, lives just outside Cagayan de Oro, one of the cities hardest hit by this weekend’s flooding. She shared the stories of two LWR colleagues who experienced the devastation firsthand. Last Friday night, typhoon Washi devastated Mindanao, particularly the cities of Cagayan de Oro, Iligan and other […]
Posted on 08. Jul, 2011 by Lutheran World Relief.
This week’s Photo Friday comes from a small village outside of Madhubani, India. LWR is working with a number of women’s self help groups here on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Civic Participation. Each year they have extreme floods in their village, which can come with little warning. These floods can easily wash away homes, […]