Philippines in the midst of eruptions

Early this morning Sister Beverly received an email from Sister Alona in the Philippines asking for prayers for people affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano in Manila.

Dear Sr. Beverly,

The area surrounding the volcano has been without water and electricity since the eruption. Thankfully, the sisters in the area have been allowed to fetch food and water to distribute to evacuation centers. Sisters are wearing masks to block out the strong smell of sulfur and ash fall coming from the volcano. Due to a combination of ash fall and rain, the streets are extremely muddy. Ash covers trees, buildings, roads, and cars, turning the area gray. All of metro Manila and central Luzon have been affected by this ash fall. Class in all levels and some of the offices are suspended. Thousands have been moved to evacuation centers, but earthquakes and landslides resulting from the eruption have restricted these efforts. Please continue to pray for the safety of the people here. The volcano is still aggressive. We are praying that Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) will not issue a warning for a volcanic tsunami.

I will update you on our situation here. Thank you so much for your prayers. God bless us all.

In the Divine Savior,

Sr. Alona

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