21,000 evacuated as ‘Amang’ weakens

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:17:20 +0000

21,000 evacuated as ‘Amang’ weakens

Although Tropical Depression “Amang” had weakened into a low pressure area on Tuesday, more than 5,000 families were taken to safer ground in 13 provinces, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.

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Poe to LGUs: Use geohazard maps in disaster risk reduction planning

Credit to Author: mfrialde| Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 02:14:28 +0000

MANILA, Philippines—Senator Grace Poe called on local government units (LGUs) to maximize the use of the government’s geohazard maps which could identify “danger zones” in the country to help lessen the impact of natural disasters.

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Landslides raise ‘Usman’ death toll to 126

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2019 23:24:30 +0000

Landslides raise ‘Usman’ death toll to 126

The number of fatalities from Tropical Depression “Usman” has risen to 126, mostly from landslides caused by torrential rains, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

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‘Usman’ damage to agriculture climbs to P431M — NDRRMC

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 11:37:53 +0000

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) on Wednesday said production losses and damage to agriculture-related infrastructure due to Tropical Depression “Usman” increased to P431.21 million, disaster authorities said on Wednesday. Latest…READ

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NDRRMC validating 85 ‘Usman’ deaths

Credit to Author: cbibe| Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 03:28:33 +0000

NDRRMC validating 85 ‘Usman’ deaths

MANILA, Philippines — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said it was validating reports that 85 people died in massive floods and landslides brought by Tropical Depression “Usman” after it barreled through the Bicol Region and Eastern Visayas. In a report, NDRRMC noted that as of Wednesday 6 a.m., 20 were reported […]

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