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17 Sep 2009 description

Ramon, Isabela (17 September) -- The National Irrigation Administration-Magat River Irrigation System (NIA-MRIIS) has sought the help of concerned national government agencies and non-government organizations in the efficient and accurate flood forecasting and in giving warning to the affected localities downstream of the Magat river.

NIA-MARIIS management said that the agency lacks flood forecasting and warning system equipments or devices to promptly monitor the real water inflow to the Magat Dam.

Dam and Reservoir Division Chief Engr. Saturnino Tenedor said there are six rain …

07 Sep 2009 description

Battered by conflict and flooding, hundreds of thousands of people in the Philippines have been displaced and face multiple health risks. In this episode we look at how WHO is working to respond to the enormous health challenges they face.

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Veronica Riemer: You're listening to the WHO podcast, and my name is Veronica Riemer.

04 Sep 2009 description

4 SEPTEMBER, 2009 ¦ MANILA/GENEVA- Battered by conflict and flooding, hundreds of thousands of people in the southern Philippines island of Mindanao have been displaced from their homes and face multiple health risks, including malnutrition, diarrhoea, respiratory illness and psychosocial trauma.

"Urgent financial and material support is needed to strengthen the health response to this humanitarian crisis and reduce the suffering so many people are facing," said Dr Soe Nyunt-U, the World Health Organization's representative to the Philippines.

WHO is

21 Aug 2009 description

The Australian Government will provide approximately Php123 million for three new projects that will further strengthen the Philippines' capacity to adapt to effects of climate change and reduce the risks of natural disasters, Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Rod Smith announced today.

"Australia supports the Philippine Government's efforts in disaster risk reduction.

18 Aug 2009 description

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PHILIPPINES: RESPONDING TO NEEDS FOLLOWING TYPHOON

UMCOR Philippines is at work in Botolan after two typhoons hit the area. According to Ciony Eduarte who manages UMCOR's office in the Philippines, people have been relocated to safer areas as flash flooding resulting from a damaged dam and overfilled rice fields continue to create hazardous conditions.

UMCOR is assisting with emergency response, distributing food in the affected areas in coordination with the district superintendent and KKFI,.

14 Aug 2009 description

MANILA, 14 August 2009 (IRIN) - When Typhoon Marakot struck the Philippines' main island of Luzon last week, a faulty dyke was breached, leading to massive flooding and displacing thousands.

If the local government had set aside a few million pesos to repair the dyke, the disaster could have been prevented, said Richard Gordon, the main proponent of a Disaster Risk Management Bill, which if passed, will ensure municipal governments allocate at least 5 percent of their budgets to disaster risk …

12 Aug 2009 description

Date: 12 August 2009 as of 5:00 PM

Source: PAGASA-DOST, DOH-HEMS, DPWH, DSWD-Dromic, OCDRCS I, II, III, IV-B, CAR and NCR

I. Background

A. Chronology of Typhoon Kiko

- On August 3, 2009 at 10:00 AM, a low pressure area east northeast of Luzon developed into a tropical depression (TD) and was named "Kiko". TD Kiko developed into a tropical storm (TS) as it moved towards southern Japan and farther away from the country.

11 Aug 2009 description

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PHILIPPINES: TYPHOON RESPONSE

UMCOR's Philippine office which opened at the end of July is already in full swing providing assistance after two typhoons struck Zambales, a province in the Central Luzon region of the country. UMCOR staff members are assessing the situation with local partners including Kapaatiran-Kaunlaran Foundation Inc. (KKFI), formerly the Methodist Social Center, an organization the works with the poor.

29 Jul 2009 description

Written by Maria Leonila P. Bautista

PHIVOLCS-DOST conducted Rapid Earthquake Damage Assessment System (REDAS) trainings for three provinces as part of the third component of the READY Project. In this component, the REDAS software which was originally developed by PHIVOLCS for earthquake emergency response, is now being used as a tool to mainstream disaster risk reduction into the local development process under the READY Project.

21 Jul 2009 description

Local farmers who suffered crop losses caused by Typhoon Molave can register with the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) from tomorrow (July 22) to July 28 for assistance from an emergency relief fund.

A department spokesman said today (July 21) that an appropriate amount of relief funds would be released to affected farming households according to the level of damage suffered.

21 Jul 2009 description

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PHILIPPINES: UMCOR OPENS NEW OFFICE

UMCOR will open an office in the Philippines on July 24 to help bring relief to a population vulnerable to natural disasters, civil conflict and extreme poverty. Based on the campus of Union Theological Seminary in Cavite, about 50 miles south of Manila, UMCOR Philippines will serve as the communications hub between United Methodist conferences within the Philippines and the US.

20 Jul 2009 description

DATE: 20 July 2009, 06:00 AM

Source: PAGASA-DOST, DPWH, DepEd, CHED, DSWD, OCDRCs I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B, VI., CAR, NCR, NCRCOM

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

A. Chronology of Events (see attached table)

B. Effects

1.

19 Jul 2009 description

Hong Kong was spared of major damage during the passage of Typhoon Molave today (July 19). As the storm is moving further away from the territory, the No. 9 Increasing Gale or Storm Signal was replaced by the No. 8 Southwest Gale or Storm Signal at 4.40am, and it was eventually replaced by the No. 3 Strong Wind Signal at 6.40am.

Public transport companies are beginning to resume normal service. Up to 7am, six flights have been cancelled, 14 flights delayed and four diverted.

As at 7am, no flooding and landslip have been reported.

19 Jul 2009 description

DATE: 19 July 2009, 06:00 AM

Source: PAGASA-DOST, DPWH, DepEd, CHED, DSWD, OCDRCs I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B, VI., CAR, NCR, NCRCOM

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

A. Chronology of Events (see attached table)

B. Effects

1.

18 Jul 2009 description

Source: PAGASA-DOST, DPWH, DepEd, CHED, DSWD, OCDRCs I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B, VI., CAR, NCR, NCRCOM

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

A. WEATHER UPDATE

- As of 10:00 AM today, 18 July 2049, Tropical Storm "Isang" (MOLAVE) has moved away out of Philippine area of responsibility (PAR)

- Based on the 24-Hour Weather Forecast issued at 5:00 pm, 18 July 2409, moderate to strong southwesterly surface windflow will prevail over Luzon and Visayas

B. EFFECTS

1.

18 Jul 2009 description

DATE. 18 July 2009,8:00

Source. PAGASA-DOST, DPWH: DepEd, CHED, OCDRCs l, ll, Ill, IV-A, W-B, CAR, and NCR; PAL

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

A.

18 Jul 2009 description

DATE: 18 July 2009,12:00 NN

Source: PAGASA-DOST; DPWH; DepEd, CHED, OCDRCs I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B, VI, CAR, and NCR; PAL

1. SITUATION OVERVIEW

A.