Editors note: received Jan. 21
January 6: We always experience a heavy rain, and now the water is getting higher and higher. It’s a big flood happen in Butuan down to Agusan Sur, many people were affected and their crops and livestock were so damaged. Many people are homeless due to the flash flood. No bus travel going to Davao because the bridge was destroyed. There are three families that evacuated and came into our TMI camp ground just for safety for their family. They stayed here for two nights until the rain stopped. There are many people who have died and some still missing. Some agencies have distributed relief goods and clothing, not only that, some churches they gave used clothes and noodles and also rice for the victims. We praise God it’s because our place is on top of the mountain, but we had one student who stranded in San Francisco located at Agusan del Sur for two days waiting for a vehicle to pass on the road. It’s overflowing water in the bus terminal.