Science to Survive: Mahar Lagmay at TEDxManila

  Published on Jan 11, 2013 The Philippines has recently been more prone to natural disasters, from land slides to unexpected city floods, which have cost some Filipinos not just their property but their lives. Mahar Lagmay, Executive director for the DOST Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (Project NOAH), enlightens us on how the country and its natural events have always existed, and how these human disasters can be avoided with[…]

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What hit Barangay Andap, New Bataan, Compostela Valley (Initial Assessment)

AMF Lagmay, RN Eco, J Alconis, B Salvio Abstract On 4 December 2012, typhoon Pablo (international name Bopha) made landfall over the Philippine island of Mindanao. More than 44,437 families were evacuated in Mindanao and in the Visayas Region, Central Philippines. Despite advanced warnings and preparations by communities against the tropical cyclone, Pablo exacted heavy damage in Mindanao with 459 deaths, 532 missing and 4.17 billion pesos worth of damage to infrastructure and[…]

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Pablo (2012) Flood in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental

7 December 2012 Less than a year after the onslaught of Tropical storm Sendong, Typhoon Pablo (international name, Bopha) wreaked destruction across Mindanao on the first week of December 2012. Pablo entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility on December 3. It made landfall on December 4 over Bangaga, Davao Oriental, and traversed through Compostela Valley, Bukidnon, and Negros Oriental. Over 6 Million people were affected from cities and municipalities of Regions IV-B,[…]

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Philippines early warning system saves lives as thousands flee Typhoon Bopha (UNISDR)

This post was originally published in UNISDR.org on December 5, 2012. GENEVA/BANGKOK, 5 December 2012 – The UN Office for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) today praised the improved performance of early warning systems in the Philippines as Typhoon Bopha cut a swathe of destruction across the country resulting in over 200 deaths and significant economic losses. UNISDR Head of Regional Office for Asia, Jerry Velasquez, said: “This time last year over[…]

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