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16 Jul 2009 description

By Ninfa B Quirante

Catbalogan (July 16) -- Samar's Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) George Guillermo sought an audience with Samar's capital town lawmakers to look closely into the flashflood that swarmed Sto Nino, San Andres and other barangays as typhoon Feria raged last month.

Speaking before the Sangguniang Bayan members last week, Guillermo cited that Catbalogan was the most hard hit by the typhoon with flashflood occurring in Brgys. San Andres, Canlapwas and other five adjacent barangays.

He added that water rose to three meters deep.

15 Jul 2009 description
report World Bank
  • In the last two decades, storms and monsoon rains have brought floods, sickness, and a standstill in business activities in Balangiga, Eastern Samar every time floodwaters rise.

    - Using community-driven development (CDD) approach, residents addressed this problem by constructing a network of canals to channel floodwaters towards the sea.

    - CDD not only empowered local communities to address flooding and improve their health, but also created jobs for local residents, thus lessening poverty.

08 Jul 2009 description

JOHANNESBURG, 8 July 2009 (IRIN) - The World Bank has made a list of the five main threats arising from climate change: droughts, floods, storms, rising sea levels, and greater uncertainty in agriculture. Four of the world's poorest nations top the list of the 12 countries at the highest risk.

Malawi, a low-income southern African country where most people live in rural areas and earn US$975 or less per year, is most susceptible to droughts, which are likely to become more frequent and intense.

02 Jul 2009 description

Tacloban City (July 2) -- The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) revealed that power is back to normal as the remaining typhoon-damaged 69kV transmission lines in Samar area have been completely restored on June 28, 2009.

It would be recalled that the remaining areas with no electricity as of June 27 were portion of Samar province covered by SAMELCO I in Calbayog City, Samar, and the entire province of Northern Samar covered by NORSAMELCO in Catarman, Northern Samar.

Mr. Henry A.

01 Jul 2009 description

Tzu Chi volunteers in Philippines have been holding distributions monthly in the slum district of Dreamland Village which is a garbage area just outside Manila.

Tzu Chi Philippines has been extending aid to more than 1200 people here since August 2007, when the group discovered them while carrying out relief activities for typhoon disaster victims.

For the most recent event, 57 volunteers came to lend a hand to offer about 1300 people packages of relief goods such as rice, monggo, milk, sugar and other basic food supplies on May 17 this year.

Especially, 16 of Volunteers this …

29 Jun 2009 description

Tacloban City (June 29) -- The National Grid Corporation gave the assurance that the Samar linemen are doing their best, rain or shine, to restore power in the remaining affected areas with no electricity as of June 26.

In a media release written by Ms. Edna Legaspina, Corporate Communications Officer, it was learned that the said remaining areas as portions of Samar province covered by SAMELCO 1 and the entire province of Northern Samar covered by NORSAMELCO.

28 Jun 2009 description

Source: PAGASA-DOST; OCDRC II, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, NCR, CARAGA; PCG; AFPCC; NGCP; NEA; DSWD; DOH; DPWH, CDCC Billiran

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27 Jun 2009 description

Source: PAGASA-DOST; OCDRC II, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, NCR, CARAGA; PCG; AFPCC; NGCP; NEA; DSWD; DOH; DPWH

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26 Jun 2009 description

Source: PAGASA-DOST; OCDRC II, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VIl, Vlll, NCR, CARAGA; PCG; AFPCC; NGCP; NEA; DSWD; DOH; DPWH

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26 Jun 2009 description

Source: PAGASA-DOST; OCDRC II, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, NCR, CARAGA; PCG; AFPCC; NGCP; NEA; DSWD; DOH; DPWH

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26 Jun 2009 description

Source: PAGASA-DOST; OCDRC II, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, NCR, CARAGA; PCG; AFPCC; NGCP; NEA; DSWD; DOH; DPWH

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25 Jun 2009 description

Source: PAGASA-DOST; OCDRC II, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, NCR, CARAGA; PCG; AFPCC; NGCP; NEA; DSWD; DOH; DPWH

1. Situation Overview

A. Weather Update

"Feria" has reintensified into a Tropical Storm over the South China Sea. At 10.00 AM today, the center of a Tropical Storm "Feria" was estimated at 140km west of Iba, Zambales (15.4 =B0N, 118.4=B0E) with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph; and moving northwest at 17 kph.

25 Jun 2009 description

Source: PAGASA-DOST; OCDRC II, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, NCR, CARAGA; PCG; AFPCC; NGCP; NEA; DSWD; DOH; DPWH

1. Situation Overview

A. Weather Update

Tropical storm "Feria" has maintained its strength as it accelerated North Northwestward. At 4.00 PM today, the center of Tropical Storm " Feria" was estimated at 210 km northwest of Iba, Zambales or at 220 km kms West Northwest of Dagupan City (16.9=B0N, 118.2=B0E) with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph; and moving northwest at 20 kph.

25 Jun 2009 description

Source: PAGASA-DOST; OCDRC II, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, NCR, CARAGA; PCG; AFPCC; NGCP; NEA; DSWD; DOH; DPWH

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24 Jun 2009 description

Source: OCDRC II, Ill, IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, NCR, CARAGA; PCG; AFPCC; NGCP; NEA; DSWD; DOH; DPWH

1. Situation Overview

A. Weather Update

- Tropical Storm Feria continues to move northwest and is now in the vicinity of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro.

24 Jun 2009 description

Source: OCDRC II, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, NCR, CARAGA; AFPCC, NGCP, NEA, DSWD, DOH, DPWH

1. Situation Overview

A. Weather Update

Tropical Storm Feria has maintained its strength and continues to move closer to Batangas-Mindoro Area.

24 Jun 2009 description

Reference: OCD Regions II, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, NCR and CARAGA

1. Situation Overview

i. Weather Update

1. Tropical Storm Feria has slowed down after crossing Masbate and is now moving towards Batangas-Mindoro area. At 4:00 AM today the center of Tropical Storm Feria was estimated at 40 km East northwest of Romblon (12.7=B0 North, 122.6=B0 East with maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center; gustiness of up to 90 kph and northwest movement at 19 kph.

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24 Jun 2009 description

Source: OCDRC II, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, NCR and CARAGA; NGCP, AFPCC

1. Situation Overview

A. Weather Update

Tropical Storm Feria has maintained its strength and continues to move closer to Batangas-Mindoro Area.