Storm surge inundation validation in Daram, Samar during Typhoon Hagupit (2014)

J. Tablazon1,3, A. M. F. Lagmay1,2, C. Ladiero1, J.V. Puno1, J.K. Suarez1, and J. Santiago1,4 1Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines 2National Institute of Geological Sciences, University of the Philippines, C.P. Garcia corner Velasquez street, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines 3Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines 4School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City,[…]

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Deep-seated rotational soil slump induced by Typhoon Goni in Sitio Buagi, Bakun, Benguet

J.A.M. Galang*1,2, J.J Sulapas1,2, C.M. Escape1,2, K.R. Montalbo1,2, R.N. Eco1,2 1Nationwide Operation Assessment of Hazards, U.P. NIGS, C.P. Garcia Ave., U.P. Diliman, Quezon City, 1101 Philippines 2National Institute of Geological Sciences, University of the Philippines, C.P. Garcia corner Velasquez street, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City. 1101 Philippines *Corresponding author: Email address: jam@noah.dost.gov.ph Abstract Typhoon Ineng (international name Goni), entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on August 18, 2015 pouring on heavy[…]

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Differentiation of debris flow deposits through image classification of Landsat 8 images in Nueva Ecija after Typhoon Koppu

Carmille Marie J. Escapea,b,* aNationwide Operation Assessment of Hazards, U.P. NIGS, C.P. Garcia Ave., U.P. Diliman, Quezon City, 1101 Philippines bNational Institute of Geological Sciences, University of the Philippines, C.P. Garcia corner Velasquez street, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City. 1101 Philippines *Corresponding author: Email address: carms.escape@gmail.com Abstract As Typhoon Koppu traversed the northeastern provinces of Luzon last October 2015, massive debris flow events were triggered in the foothills of the Sierra Madre[…]

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The Importance of Hazard Maps in Averting Disasters

By Alfredo Mahar Lagmay This article was originally published in the Manila Bulletin on February 29, 2016. Hazards are forever a threat but can be managed if we learn the lessons from past disasters. Over the years, it has become clear that effective disaster prevention and mitigation entails two important aspects.  The first is the delivery of accurate, readily accessible, understandable and timely warnings.  It is the responsibility of government and should[…]

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