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31 Mar 2017 description

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration 3 Nock-Ten (Nina) (PAGASA), the Philippines is prone to tropical cyclones due to its geographical location which generally produce heavy rains, flooding of large areas and also strong winds which result in heavy casualties to human life and destruction to crops and properties. On average, the country is frequented by 20 tropical cyclones annually, almost half of which made landfall.

23 Sep 2009 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- More than 88,900 people were killed or went missing in natural disasters in China in 2008, and about 470 million people were affected, according to a government report Wednesday.

More than 26.82 million people were relocated and the total direct economic loss was put at 1,175.24 billion yuan (172.16 billion U.S.

11 May 2009 description
report Xinhua


BEIJING, May 11 (Xinhua) - The Information Office of the State Council, or China's cabinet, published a white paper titled "China's Actions for Disaster Prevention and Reduction" Monday. Following is the full text:

China's Actions for Disaster Prevention and Reduction

Information Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China

Contents

Foreword

I. Natural Disasters in China

II. Strategic Goals and Tasks for Disaster Reduction

19 Nov 2008 description

Executive summary

Disasters in the Philippines in 2006 affected 8.61 million families (approximately 10.4 per cent of the country's population) and caused the deaths of approximately 3,000 people (3.59 per 100,000 inhabitants). Poverty among 27.6 million Filipinos (more than 32 per cent of the population) increases impact of disasters. Communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, dengue, and HIV continue to pose significant challenges.

30 Aug 2008 description

DATE : 30 August 2008, 8:00 AM

References: Reports from PAGASA, DSWD, DOH, DepEd, DPWH, PCG, OCDRCs CAR, I, II and III

1.

28 Aug 2008 description

(Extract)

2. Effects

2.1. Areas and Population Affected (Tab A)

- There were 82,372 families / 352,135 persons affected in 1,115 barangays, 86 municipalities/cities, 10 provinces in Regions I, II and CAR
- There are no more evacuees inside the evacuation centers, however, 1,1531 families / 6,214 persons are still being served by DSWD and LGUs outside ECs.

2.2 Casualties (Tab B)

There were 50 casualties: 14 dead, 13 injured and 23 missing

2.3 Houses Damaged (Tab C)

27 Aug 2008 description

DATE: 27 August 2008, 6:00 AM

References: Reports from PAGASA, DSWD, OOH, DepEd, DPWH, PCG, OCDRCs CAR, I, II and III

1. Situation Overview

- Typhoon "Karen" entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility on August 17, 2008 as a Tropical Depression with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph; gained strength and intensified into a storm as it moved closer to Northern Luzon; gained more strength and further intensified into a typhoon with maximum sustained winds ranging from 120-140 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph.

26 Aug 2008 description

DATE: 26 August 2008, 6:00 AM

References: Reports from PAGASA, DSWD, DOH, DepEd, DPWH, PCG, OCDRCs CAR, I, II and III

1. Situation Overview

- Typhoon "Karen" entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility on August 17, 2008 as a Tropical Depression with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph; gained strength and intensified into a storm as it moved closer to Northern Luzon; gained more strength and further intensified into a typhoon with maximum sustained winds ranging from 120-140 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph.

25 Aug 2008 description

Local mariculturists suffering serious losses caused by Typhoon Nuri last week may register from tomorrow (August 26) to September 3 with the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) for application of grants from the Emergency Relief Fund.

A department spokesman said today (August 25) that grants from the relief fund would be made to affected mariculturists according to established criteria.

The department's preliminary investigation has indicated that some local mariculturists were affected to various degrees by typhoon Nuri.

"The assistance is intended …

25 Aug 2008 description
report Xinhua

SHANGHAI, Aug 25, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) -- Torrential rain swept through Shanghai on Monday, causing flight delays and flooding more than 60 downtown roads.

Thunderstorms began at about 6 a.m.

25 Aug 2008 description

DATE: 25 August 2008, 6:00 AM

References: Reports from PAGASA, DSWD, DOH, DepEd, DPWH, PCG, OCDRCs CAR, I, II and III

1. Situation Overview

- Typhoon "Karen" entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility on August 17, 2008 as a Tropical Depression with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph; gained strength and intensified into a storm as it moved closer to Northern Luzon; gained more strength and further intensified into a typhoon with maximum sustained winds ranging from 120-140 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph.

23 Aug 2008 description

Nearly 160,000 people in 13 coastal cities in Guangdong were evacuated Friday after Typhoon Nuri, the strongest this year, hit the southern province.

The provincial observatory issued a Class-I warning - the highest level - before the tropical cyclone landed in Hong Kong at 5 pm Friday, bringing strong winds and heavy rainfall.

23 Aug 2008 description
report Xinhua

NANNING, Aug 23, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) -- Downpours brought by Typhoon Nuri swept south China's Guangdong and Guangxi from Friday to Saturday, but no casualties have been reported.

From 8 a.m. Friday to 2 p.m.

23 Aug 2008 description

Strong Wind No. 3 was issued at 2.40am today (August 23), replacing the No.

23 Aug 2008 description

DATE: 23 August 2008 (as of 5:00 AM)

References: Reports from PAGASA, DSWD, DOH, Dep Ed,OCDRCs CAR, I, II and III

Situation Overview

- Typhoon "Karen" entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility on August 17, 2008 as a Tropical Depression with maximum sustained wind of 55 kph; gained strength and intensified into a storm as it moved closer to Northern Luzon; gained more strength and intensified into a typhoon with maximum sustained winds ranging from 120-140 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph.

23 Aug 2008 description
report Xinhua

HONG KONG, Aug 23, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) -- The traffic has resumed in Hong Kong on Saturday as ebbing Nuri moved away towards the coastal areas of neighboring Guangdong province.

Meanwhile, rescue teams were carrying on with search efforts for a man who was swept out to sea while swimming on Friday afternoon, when the severe tropical storm crossed Hong Kong, prompting the Hong Kong Observatory to issue a second highest warning.

The Observatory downgraded its alert levels from signal No. 9 to No. 8 and then No.

23 Aug 2008 description

HONG KONG, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Typhoon Nuri, which shut down much of Hong Kong for a day, was gradually weakening on Saturday after making landfall in China, though it disrupted hundreds of flights and left three people dead in Guangdong province.

Hong Kong, which was forced to cancel or delay hundreds of flights when Nuri made a rare direct hit on the city on Friday faced an aviation crunch early on Saturday as thousands of stranded passengers flocked to the airport.

One passenger interviewed on Hong Kong's Cable television said the situation was "very disorganised" …

22 Aug 2008 description

Pasig City (22 August) -- The Department of Education (DepEd) reports a total of 223 public schools damaged by Typhoon Karen, the effects of which were concentrated in Northern Luzon.

The total cost of the 223 schools amounted to PhP56.9 Million.

Records from the Physical Facilities and Schools Engineering Division, as of August 22, 2008 12 noon, show a total number of 100 schools damaged in the areas of Alaminos City, Vigan City, Ilocos Norte, and Laoag City in Region 1.

22 Aug 2008 description

by SC Aro

La Trinidad, Benguet (22 August) -- Aside from the immediate assistance extended to the casualties of typhoon Karen which claimed six lives and damaged millions worth of properties, the province will still be extending some relief assistance to typhoon victims.

Acting Governor Crescencio Pacalso said the province through the Office of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development, as an immediate response, extended assistance to the family of the three siblings who died including some 14 families evacuated to a church in Ucab and seven other families also in Ucab who sought …

22 Aug 2008 description

Tropical Cyclone 13W (Nuri), after passing over Hong Kong, is moving inland over mainland China, the Hawaii-based Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) reported Friday (August 22). The latest Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) warning #24 shows this quickly dissipating tropical storm, about to become a remnant low-pressure system, with 35-knot (40-mph) sustained winds, and gusts to near 45 knots (52 mph). Nuri majorly disrupted transportation in the highly populated Hong Kong metropolitan area. Hundreds of airline flights were canceled or delayed by early evening, according to Reuters.