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Church Helps 46,000 Families Affected by Typhoon Maring

Typhoon Maring, which hit the Philippines in mid-August, caused monsoon rains and heavy flooding in 500 areas in 51 towns and cities in Ilocos, Central and Southern Luzon, and metro Manila.

Some 260,000 families or 1.2 million people—including 1,150 Latter-day Saint families—were displaced by the storms, according to a Church welfare report.

Roads and bridges were impassable, and more than 500 houses were damaged or destroyed.

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