List of Reported Storm Surge for Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) as of Dec 18, 2014

Storm surge reports by people on the ground and quad media. This list is still being updated. Municipality Province Casualties/Damages Date & Time of Storm Surge Event Surge Height Project NOAH Simulation Date & Time Villareal W. Samar Community totally devasted by surge. Out of 150 homes, 104 totally crushed and 46 severely damaged.  Other Villareal barangays hit by surge and awaiting much needed help: Sto. Niño, Banquil, Guintarkan, Burabod,[…]

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Philippines Typhoon: Simulated Storm Surge Maps Pinpointed Risk Zones (The Wall Street Journal)

Early Indications Suggest Loss of Life Substantially Lower Than for Last Year’s Supertyphoon Haiyan By James Hookway A map showing storm surge in the town of Uson on the island of Masbate in the Philippines. PROJECT NOAH When Corazon Soliman was picking her way through the wreckage and bodies left by Supertyphoon Haiyan in the Philippines last year, a thought kept occurring to her. “Why didn’t we use the term ‘tsunami’?,”[…]

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Effective communication of hazard and risk information

Written by: Efrath Silver MSc. September 2014 Download PDF here. NB: Views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author’s and not necessarily those of VSO, EU ECHO or project NOAH. 1 Summary Local government units (LGUs), national government agencies and other organisations in the Philippines communicate with the public about hazards and risks to mitigate devastation by disasters. The challenge for these organisations to reach more people[…]

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Development of Inundation Map for Bantayan Island, Cebu Using Delft3D-Flow Storm Surge Simulations of Typhoon Haiyan

Camille Cuadra, Nophi Ian Biton, Krichi May Cabacaba, Joy Santiago, John Kenneth Suarez, John Phillip Lapidez, Alfredo Mahar Francisco Lagmay, Vicente Malano Abstract On average, 20 typhoons enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility annually, making it vulnerable to different storm hazards. Apart from the frequency of tropical cyclones, the archipelagic nature of the country makes it particularly prone to storm surges. On 08 November 2013, Haiyan, a Category 5 Typhoon[…]

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