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A Sign of Things to Come? Examining four major climate-related disasters, 2010-2013, and their impacts on food security

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Four recent extreme weather events – the 2010 heat wave in Russia, the flooding in Pakistan in the same year, the 2010–2011 drought in East Africa and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013 – were notable for their intensity, duration, and impacts on livelihoods and food security.

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19 September 2014: The Philippines - Tropical Cyclone FUNG-WONG

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Situation

• FUNG - WONG (known as “MARIO” in the Philippines) made landfall in the northern tip of Cagayan province, northern Luzon, in the early hours of September, with Tropical Storm intensity .
Subsequently, it moved towards the Strait of Luzon.

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Philippines: Mayon Volcano (as of 18 September 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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OCHA Philippines Flash Update 1 - Mayon Volcano (19 September 2014)

Alert level 3 remains in effect for the Philippines' Mayon Volcano, as heavy rains from Tropical Storm Fung-Wong (known locally as Mario) are hampering ongoing evacuation efforts.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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SitRep No.2 re Effects of Tropical Storm MARIO (Fung-Wong) as enhanced by Southwest Monsoon

Tropical Storm "MARIO" has maintained its strength and has made landfall over the northern tip of Cagayan.

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NDDRMC Update Sitrep No. 3 re Monitoring Activities on the Alert Status of Mayon Volcano

Alert Level 3 remains in effect as of 8:00 AM, 18 September 2014, which means that magma is at the crater and that hazardous eruption is possible within weeks. Mayon Volanno's seismic network recorded (142) volcanic earthquakes and 251 rockfall events during the past 24-hour observation period.

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One dead as tropical storm flooding paralyses Philippine capital

09/19/2014 11:09 GMT

by Karl MALAKUNAS

MANILA, September 19, 2014 (AFP) - Tens of thousands of people fled roof-high floods and one girl drowned in the Philippine capital on Friday as another vicious storm swept across the disaster-plagued country.

Rescue workers in trucks and rubber dinghies plucked residents from the tops of flooded homes, after one of Manila's major rivers burst its banks, swamping heavily populated eastern districts.

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Tropical Storm Fung-Wong (Mario) - Estimated Impacts Warning 6, 18 September 2014 2100 UTC

TROPICAL STORM 16W (FUNG-WONG), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 204 NM NORTHEAST OF MANILA, PHILIPPINES, HAS TRACKED WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 18 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 181800Z IS 16 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS AT 190300Z, 190900Z, 191500Z AND 192100Z.

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Hernani builds new town

BY: SAMUEL D. CANDIDO

Thursday 18th of September 2014

BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar, Sept. 18 (PIA) - After Supe Typhoon "Yolanda" washed-out in totality its municipal building, Hernani LGU is now set to restore their seat of governance some three kilometers away from its present location.

In an interview with PIA, Vice Mayor Wilmar S. Candido revealed that the construction of this municipal building in Brgy. Canciledes is funded by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Manila Central Office.

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SitRep No.1 re Preparedness Measures and Effects of Tropical Storm "MARIO" (Fung-Wong)

1. SITUATION OVERVIEW

Tropical Storm "MARIO" has maintained its strength as it moved toward Northern Luzon.

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DEC Annual Report & Accounts 2013-2014

Saleh Saeed, DEC CEO, writes a special letter to all our supporters announcing the new DEC Annual Report.

Dear DEC supporter,

Last year was an extraordinary one for the Disasters Emergency Committee and we want to thank you for being part of it.

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18 September 2014: Mexico, Philippines, China, Vietnam - Tropical Cyclones

MEXICO

• On 17 September, ODILE moved over the northern Gulf of California and north-western mainland Mexico, weakening into a Tropical Depression, then towards south-western U.S.A. About 26 000 foreign tourists took refuge in 165 temporary shelters (including 31 hotels). An aerial bridge was established in Baja California in order to evacuate them. Preliminary reports indicate that ODILE has caused 135 minor injuries. No casualties have been reported so far. 240 000 households were left without electricity and damage assessment is ongoing.

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Philippines, China, Vietnam - Tropical Cyclones KALMAEGI and FUNG-WONG (ECHO Daily Flash, 18 September 2014)

KALMAEGI weakened into a Tropical Depression on 17 September, moving over northern Vietnam. Heavy rainfall affected several areas of northern Vietnam and southern China, causing floods and landslides. In northern Vietnam, media reported at least six people killed and another five injured in a landslide in Cao Loc district (Long Son Province), 5 000 ha of crops destroyed and 147 houses damaged.
In northern Philippines, due to the passage of KALMAEGI (LUIS), 366 075 people were affected (as of 18 September, NDRRMC).

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'Luis' aftermath: 5 Pangasinan towns under calamity state

By: Venus H. Sarmiento

DAGUPAN CITY, Sept. 18 (PIA) – Five Pangasinan towns were declared under calamity state days after Typhoon Luis dumped from heavy to intense rains submerging communities and agricultural lands in northern Luzon provinces.

The towns of Calasiao, Sta. Barbara, Umingan, Laoac and San Manuel were declared under state of calamity due to high flood waters. Classes remain suspended in seven public schools and seven private schools until Thursday.

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NDDRMC Update Sitrep No. 2 re Monitoring Activities on the Alert Status of Mayon Volcano

Alert Level 3 remains in effect as of 8:00 AM, 18 September 2014, which means that magma is at the crater and that hazardous eruption is possible within weeks.

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Pakistan + 11 others
The 2014 Rainfall Season: South and East Asia

Highlights

• The dominant feature of the 2014 season across East Asia so far has been widespread rainfall deficits that led to delayed starts of the growing season across vast areas of the continent.

• Conditions were worst around mid July, followed by a general improvement, which still left moderate rainfall deficits as the predominant pattern. SE Pakistan has been the worst affected area, in particular for livelihoods dependent on rainfed agriculture and pastoral resources.