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Chedeng makes landfall in Davao Occidental, becomes LPA

PAGASA warned that even if there are no more areas under Signal No. 1, the LPA will still trigger moderate to heavy rain in Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Sur, the Davao Region, and Soccsksargen, as well as portions of Northern Mindanao, the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, and the Zamboanga Peninsula.

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When Floods Cross Borders, Satellite Data Can Help

With so many eyes in the sky, residents living downstream from dams now have many ways to see—and prepare for—potential dangers — On 23 July 2018, a dam in southernmost Laos collapsed, and the resultant flood left more than 6,000 people homeless. The fractures in the dam that led to the disaster were discovered 2 …

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Despite experience with typhoons, most Filipinos ‘not prepared for disasters’

Lack of money is the main barrier preventing people from preparing for disasters, according to a study by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative — (MANILA, Philippines) Although the Philippines faces an average of 20 typhoons a year, only 36% of Filipinos feel they are completely prepared for disasters, according to a study by the Harvard Humanitarian …

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Coral Microbiomes Offer Clues for Resilience and Conservation

Some coral species might be better equipped to adapt to a warmer, more acidic ocean. Finding out which ones, and why, could be the key to saving reefs around the world — The prognosis for coral reefs has continued to spiral downward over the past year. A report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate …

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Japan bids for top climate finance job, citing $1.5bn contribution

As the biggest donor to the Green Climate Fund, Japan said it had a ‘responsibility’ to ensure it is run well — Japan is making a play for one of the most politically critical jobs in international climate finance. The executive director vacancy at the Green Climate Fund has been openly advertised, with a 12 …

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Kerala shows how floods are changing

Across the world, cities and communities are underprepared for the new flooding regime that climate change is ushering in — The Indian state of Kerala has been devastated by severe floods. More than 350 people have died, while more than a million have been evacuated to over 4,000 relief camps. Tens of thousands remain stranded. …

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2 dead as multiple quakes rock Indonesia’s Lombok island

Seismologists record a series of quakes throughout Sunday, the first measuring 6.3 shortly before midday, followed nearly 12 hours later by a late evening quake measuring 6.9 and at least 5 more significant aftershocks — (MATARAM, Indonesia) Multiple earthquakes – including a powerful and shallow 6.9-magnitude tremor – struck Indonesia’s Lombok on Sunday, August 19, …

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Local Government Academy holds August 23 disaster-resilient forum

The forum will be held at the Mall of Asia, Hall 4, SMX Convention Center in Pasay City — (MANILA, Philippines) What do Filipinos understand about resiliency? Are local communities prepared and resilient during disasters? These are some of the questions that the forum “Resilience Marketplace for Innovation forum” intends to answer. As one of …

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Indonesia quake toll jumps to 164, survivors wait for aid

‘There are still some evacuees that have not yet been touched by aid, especially in North Lombok and West Lombok,’ says national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho — (MATARAM, Indonesia) The devastating earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok was “exceptionally destructive” and wiped out entire villages in the worst-hit regions, relief agencies warned …

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Lombok earthquake leaves 156,000 homeless as death toll hits 131

Around 1,477 people are severely injured, with tens of thousands of homes damaged. Authorities say the death toll of 131 is likely to rise — (TANJUNG, Indonesia) The death toll from a powerful earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok rose above 130 on Wednesday, August 8, as authorities appealed for food, clean water and …

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