Sunday, September 14, 2014

Typhoon Kalmaegi (Luis)

It's Monday afternoon and the power is back on in Urdaneta. Apparently, the barangay of San Vicente (where the mission office and mission home is located) had a broken power line that has now been repaired. Typhoon Luis has moved out to sea. We still have some clouds hanging around, but all is well! 

As of Monday, 8:30 a.m., the rain and winds have passed, with the exception of Alaminos Zone. Alaminos is still experiencing some winds and rain in a few areas. All missionaries remained in their apartments this morning and zone leaders have been given a "go" to carry on with P-day activities later this morning if all is safe. Urdaneta City has been without electricity since Sunday evening; we expect power to be restored before the end of the day. Internet service is spotty in some areas throughout the mission, so if your missionary is not successful in sending their emails today, they will try again tomorrow.

SUNDAY EVENING, September 14.... The effects of Typhoon Kalmaegi (Luis) have been felt in the Urdaneta Mission throughout Sunday into the evening. All missionaries have reported in and are safe. We've had thunderstorms and rain all day from the typhoon that made landfall in northern Luzon. There have been flooding and power outages in some areas from the heavy rain and strong winds. We expect to receive rain through Monday morning as Typhoon Luis moves out toward the West Philippine Sea and makes its way toward southern China. We will keep in touch with our missionaries during this time. Please don't worry if you do not receive an email from your missionary at the time you were expecting it. You should receive an email within the next day or two, as we make sure it is safe to travel in all areas. Thank you for your trust and your prayers. 
President and Sister Monahan


  1. Thank you for the info it is much appreciated! Sister Brown's Father

  2. Thank you so much for sharing! I love hearing more about my daughter's mission area! Thank you for taking care of her. I miss her sooooooo much! Lots of love, Sister Denise Ramsey