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Tropical Storm Punches Philippines Again after Deadly Lando


Tropical storms are giving the Philippines a one-two punch after being hit hard by Typhoon Lando.

At least 35 people died when Lando hit Sunday and many others were injured. CBN International Disaster Relief is on the scene helping victims, despite the heavy rains.

When Typhoon Lando hit the Philippines it left behind a path of destruction.

"We were already packing our stuff to evacuate then the landslide fell on our house so we ran away," resident Gina Santillian said.

The Category 4 typhoon blew ashore into the Aurora province forcing more than 65,000 villagers out of their homes.

Now families face the threat of Lando's aftermath, Tropical Storm Koppu. The storm's record rainfall has triggered area flooding and mudslides.

"It's very hard for us, especially my children," resident Melanie Bo said. "We lost everything including our clothes even their things for school are gone. Everything is gone."

CBN International is providing for the immediate needs of families in the province. The team is ready to help people in the evacuation centers by providing food and purified water.

A medical team is also available to monitor people's health.

"In this town we want to be more strategic, not just relief but we would want to help them rebuild their lives giving livelihood programs," Dr. Kim Pascual, with CBN International, said.

"Even if the storm comes, it is only Jesus that can give them hope and rebuild their lives," Pascual said.

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