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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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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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Multiple fatalities in mudslide near Rio de Janeiro

Three-year-old boy among the 10 confirmed victims after city of Niterói hit by landslide — Ten people were killed and 11 injured in a mudslide near Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, Brazilian authorities have said. Roberto Robadey, the head of Rio’s civil defence department, told the Globo TV network that the mudslide in the city …

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Why Philippines and Indonesia are prone to natural hazards

Just like Indonesia, the Philippines has a big earthquake looming in its future. This raises an important question: what makes the Philippines and Indonesia prone to natural hazards? — (MANILA, Philippines) The catastrophic damage left behind by the 7.5-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Palu, Indonesia still leaves people shaken to their very core. According …

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Making Sense of Landslide Danger After Kerala’s Floods

Scientists traveled to Kerala, a state in India recently devastated by severe monsoon rains. They found a vulnerable population that will soon face fresh landslide risks as a new monsoon approaches — Every summer, monsoon rains come to southwestern India. This summer, however, the deluge brought the worst flooding in a century. The resulting destruction …

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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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Record evacuations cut Typhoon Mangkhut death toll, says UN

Record numbers fled their homes as Typhoon Mangkhut approached the Philippines last week, saving many lives, according to the UN — On Saturday, the category 5 typhoon cut across the main Philippines island of Luzon, with winds reaching 285km/h, before moving on across mainland China. On Tuesday, the UN reported the storm had displaced 206,000 …

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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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Agricultural losses from Typhoon Ompong hit P14 billion

The initial cost of damage is nearly double what Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol estimated would be ‘worst-case scenario’ losses of about P7.9 billion — (MANILA, Philippines) Damage to agriculture from Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) ballooned to an estimated P14.3 billion on Tuesday, September 18, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). The …

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Typhoon Ompong leaves at least P2.8 billion in agricultural damage

The government says around 171,932 farmers have been affected by Ompong (Mangkhut) — (MANILA, Philippines) Office of Civil Defense Spokesperson Edgar Posadas said the damage to agriculture from Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) has reached an estimated P2.8 billion in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) as of Monday, September 17. But the cost is likely to increase, …

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