When the weather report saves lives

Walking through the streets of the Cateel, on the eastern coast of Mindanao, the devastation left by Typhoon Bopha (known locally as Pablo) is evident everywhere. Most houses are covered by tarpaulins, debris fills the spaces where family homes once stood and the fragile structures of damaged houses punctuate the streets. Bopha was the most deadly storm globally in 2012, killing more than 1000 people and affecting 6.2 million.

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