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ADRA responding to floods in Philippines

Northern Luzon slammed by two typhoons

ADRA responding to floods in Philippines

Residents transport their belongings on a makeshift raft along a flooded street last week. The region was pounded by back-to-back typhoons. [photo: Cindy Bankhead]

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is assisting more than 700 flooding survivors in the Philippines after back-to-back typhoons struck last week.

Typhoons Nesat and Quiel left towns in the northern Luzon province flooded, displacing families and devastating crops. The flooding was exacerbated in some areas by the release of water from six dams. Nearly 60 people have died in the flooding, Time magazine reported.

Another ADRA relief operation is underway to serve 700 families in the provinces of Pangasinan, Isabela and Nueva Vizcaya. An ADRA Network Response launched a US$70,000 proposal to establish a relief operation, which will make available drinking water for nearly 4,000 families.