Typhoon Rammasun, or "Glenda" as it is referred to in the Philippines, made landfall in Legazpi and came close to Manila. Tuesday evening in Urdaneta, we received rain...fairly typical for the rainy season. Wednesday (July 16), throughout Urdaneta Mission, we had rain and wind for a few hours, but nothing too worrisome. President Monahan and I were in Alaminos Wednesday, and spent the day with missionaries of Alaminos Zone for interviews and training. While there, we experienced rain and strong winds for a few hours and lost power at the church building for about 30 minutes. Throughout the day, we received texts from zone leaders that all missionaries were safe and accounted for. On the drive back to Urdaneta from Alaminos (about 2 hours), we noticed the clouds were parting and we saw a glimpse of blue skies. There were leaves and tree branches on the ground from the strong winds. By the time we drove into the parking area of the mission office and mission home, the leaves and fallen tree branches had been cleaned up. It is expected that by Thursday, the typhoon will have moved past the Philippines toward China.
Alaminos City is located on the western coast of central Luzon, near the Lingayen Gulf.
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