Thousands evacuated in Philippine floods
January 2, 2011
Thousands in the eastern Albay province of the Philippines have been displaced by flooding and landslides caused by days of heavy rains.
A state of calamity has been declared in the province, according to news reports. CFCA serves sponsored members and their families in the region through the Legazpi project.
BBC News reported villagers who live on the slopes of the active volcano, Mount Mayon, were among those forced to leave their homes because of flooding.
CFCA will post an update on any impact to sponsored members and their families once it receives a report from the project. The Kansas City headquarters is closed for the New Year's holiday through Jan. 3.
In other news, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook parts of central Chile on Jan. 2.
There were no immediate reports of deaths or damage, but fears of a tsunami caused hundreds to flee for higher ground, according to news reports. No tsunami alert was issued, however.
CFCA serves sponsored members and their families in Chile though the Valparaiso project.
Please join the CFCA community in keeping the people of the Philippines and Chile in your thoughts and prayers as they cope with these latest events.