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IN PHOTOS: Rescue and retrieval operations in Camarines Sur

The LPA that was Tropical Depression Usman leaves dozens of fatalities and damaged infrastructures — (MANILA, Philippines) Due to the floods and landslides triggered by Tropical Depression Usman, disaster response teams from the local government and non-government organizations spent the last days of 2018 in rescue and retrieval operations. Usman made landfall in Borongan, Eastern …

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waist-deep floods inundate residents in libon town, albay

LOOK: Heavy rain due to Usman floods Libon town

Waist-deep floods are seen in the town of Libon, Albay, where residents were forced to evacuate — (MANILA, Philippines) Heavy rain due to Tropical Depression Usman flooded areas of Albay.  According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) the low pressure area (LPA) which used to be Tropical Depression Usman and the …

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there have been many deadly landslides in the philippines in recent years

LIST: Deadly landslides in the Philippines

Almost all of these major disasters in the last two decades happened in the midst of heavy rain that loosened the soil in landslide-prone areas — (MANILA, Philippines) Landslides are not uncommon in the Philippines. In mountainous areas, heavy rainfall have often triggered landslides in the past. How prone are we to landslides and what …

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Itogon landslides: ‘We still consider this a rescue operation’

‘Naniniwala tayo na baka may survivor pa,’ says Presidential Political Adviser Francis Tolentino — (MANILA, Philippines) It has been 4 days since Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) triggered landslides in Itogon, Benguet on Saturday morning, September 15, leaving at least 46 dead and 60 missing. In Barangay Ucab, where a major landslide occurred, authorities are still hoping …

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