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Flash floods have devastated parts of jordan

Jordan: flash floods kill 12 and force tourists to flee

Death toll rises a day after floods struck in several areas including the popular tourist spot of Petra — The death toll from flash floods unleashed by heavy rains in Jordan has risen to 12, according to local media, and forced authorities to evacuate more than 4,000 tourists from the ancient city of Petra. Saturday’s …

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How are PH tsunami warning systems maintained

To many, what took place in Indonesia serves as a reminder for the Philippines to ensure that preparations for such disasters are continuously being implemented and improved — MANILA, Philippines – The tsunami in Palu, Indonesia, took more than 1,500 lives. Several factors – including the country’s topography, vulnerable communities, and a less-than-robust early warning …

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are the philippines' coastal communities prepared for a tsunami

Are Filipino communities prepared for a tsunami

In the event of a disaster, communities should ‘act as one,’ says Ishmael Narag of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology — MANILA, Philippines – The deadly tsunami in Palu, Indonesia, which took more than 2,000 lives, can be attributed to several factors, including the country’s topography, vulnerable communities, and a less-than-robust early warning …

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Indonesia tsunami: aid finally arrives, but hopes of finding survivors fade

Thousands of people are feared buried under mud as authorities estimate rebuilding the devastated region will cost $700m — International aid has finally started to arrive in disaster-hit Sulawesi as emergency teams cleared roads and restored power to parts of the island devastated by last week’s earthquake. But the official death toll of 1,558 is …

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How bayanihan spirit lives on in Ompong-hit areas

As appeals for help increase after the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut), stories of ‘bayanihan’ in the affected communities surface — (MANILA, Philippines) Two weeks after Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) hit Cagayan and other neighboring provinces, residents continue to reel from the devastation. Typhoon Ompong has affected 2.9 million people according to the September 30 record …

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Quake-hit Indonesia buries dead in mass grave

Jakarta has been keen to show it can deal with a catastrophe that has killed at least 844 people, according to the latest official count, and displaced some 59,000 more — (PALU, Indonesia) Indonesian volunteers began burying bodies in a vast mass grave on Monday, October 1, victims of a quake-tsunami that devastated swathes of …

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Palu tsunami: mass burials to begin amid desperate search for survivors

Death toll expected to reach into the thousands after tsunami hit Palu and Donggala on island of Sulawesi — Authorities in Indonesia were preparing a mass burial for victims of the tsunami that hit the city of Palu as relatives of the missing searched body bags for their loved ones and the search for survivors …

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people walk past dead bodies (blue cover) a day after a tsunami hit palu

Scores killed in Indonesia quake-tsunami

Palu’s main airport shuts down after the tsunami struck, making it difficult for rescuers to assess the damage and provide the exact number of deaths brought by the earthquake — (MAKASSAR, Indonesia) Scores of people were killed when a powerful quake and tsunami struck central Indonesia, an AFP photographer at the scene said on Saturday, …

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Typhoon Ompong leaves nearly 76,000 homes damaged in Cagayan

Of this number, more than 10,000 homes are completely destroyed — (CAGAYAN, Philippines) Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) left nearly 76,000 houses damaged in Cagayan province, where it first hit land in the wee hours of Saturday, September 15. In a report, the Cagayan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) said 10,528 houses were totally …

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Countries send condolences to Philippines after Typhoon Ompong

Here is a list of countries that have extended their condolences to the Philippines after Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) — (MANILA, Philippines) Countries sent their condolences to the Philippines after Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) killed dozens of Filipinos and affected 500,000 others. Here is a list of countries that have extended their condolences to the Philippines after …

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