Typhoon Mangkhut was the strongest storm anywhere on the planet in 2018, carrying gusts of up to 325 kilometers per hour (200 mph) before it made landfall in Cagayan province, on the northern tip of Luzon, about 1:40 a.m. Saturday morning on September 15th local time. When it crossed land, Mangkhut was packing winds of up to 165 mph, 75 mph stronger than Hurricane Florence that hit North Carolina on the same day. 218,492 families or 893,844 persons in Luzon have been affect by this storm.
Brgy. Ucab, Itogon, Benguet, a village that has many casualties (At least 40 plus died in this village because of landslide due to illegal mining). The village has a population of 1478 and 478 families. These families face risks from contaminated water, dengue, cholera, diarrhea, and pneumonia.
Sambayanihan Ministries International, seek to ensure that these families are safe and protected. Our plan includes : a. Distribute relief goods like rice, canned goods, noodles, medicine, and hygiene kit for the victims of typhoon in these two Barangays b. Conduct a feeding program for 300 children in Brgy. Lower Rock Quarry and 250 children in Brgy Ucab. c. Conduct trauma counselling and prayer for the families of these two barangays. d. Conduct medical mission to these two Barangays
Now that the storm has passed, the foundation is there to assist with the rebuilding of homes, if necessary, as well as the clearing of debris and the reconstruction of local roads.