ADPC, Project NOAH at the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) organized Side Events at 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (UN WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan. The 3rd UN WCDRR was held from March 14 to 18, 2015 in Sendai, Japan according to the decision made by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution (A/RES/67/209). Thousands participated from all over the world, including in related events linked to the World Conference under the umbrella of[…]

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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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