Flooding and Dengue Fever

Ptr Raf and Elsie Dominguez’ kids making the best of water flooding beyond the road and drainage channel in front of EBI and past the EBI gate

Flooding wash-out caused by tropical storm Usman

Late December and January have been dampened with tropical storms and flooding, and a subsequent outbreak of Dengue Fever which is caused by a virus spread by mosquitoes.  Dengue was contracted by four children of PAMI workers (3 kids of Pastor Redgie & Aireen Bonifacio of Castilla Church and the youngest daughter of Sister Ofel of EBI) who had to spend several days in the hospital due to persistent high fever and vomiting.  The two boys of Pastor Pio and Juvy Garduque of Barcelona Church got sick with asthma and pneumonia and went to the hospital too.  Although PhilHealth covered some of the hospital expenses, there were over $600 of testing and medicine expenses not covered, most of which PAMI footed the bill for.
Although the Dec. 29th path of tropical storm Usman passed south enough of our area for minimal wind damage, it still brought enough rain to cause water levels to enter homes, churches, and schools, which required need for clean-up afterwards, and also caused some mudslides and wash-out.  Heavy rains continued into January with other storms.  Hopefully this extended storm season now comes to an end for a few months.  Please pray for full recovery and protection from more calamity.

Flooding in Bulan caused by tropical storm Usman

Some students a Bulan High School helping to clean up a classroom that got flooded

Warning of more rain after Usman