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Groups collaborate to prevent diarrhea outbreak in Catanduanes

hrc provides a water bladder that could be used to purify up to 5,000 liters of water per batch for about 400 families
SAFER WATER. The Humanitarian Response Consortium (HRC) provides a water bladder that could be used to purify up to 5,000 liters of water per batch for about 400 families in Barangay Santo Niño and nearby communities in typhoon-hit Catanduanes. Photo by Angela Casauay/Oxfam

The Humanitarian Response Consortium (HRC) installs a water bladder and distributes Aqua tablets in typhoon-hit community to improve water safety in typhoon-hit communities

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 4, 2017) — The risk of diarrhea continues to pose a serious threat to some areas in Catanduanes in the aftermath of Typhoon Nina (Nock-ten), which struck southern Luzon on December 25, destroying water sources.  Continue reading Groups collaborate to prevent diarrhea outbreak in Catanduanes

Wild weather hits South Australia after mass blackout

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DAMAGE. A photo taken on September 28 and obtained on September 29, 2016, shows transmission towers carrying power lines, toppled by high winds near Melrose in South Australia. Debbie Prosser/AFP

The total blackout caused chaos and widespread damage was reported, as authorities warned of more wild conditions to come including floods, high winds, heavy rain and surging tides

SYDNEY, Australia (Sept. 29, 2016) — South Australia braced for a second night of severe weather Thursday, September 29, with tens of thousands of homes still without power after “catastrophic” storms knocked out supply to the entire population.  Continue reading Wild weather hits South Australia after mass blackout

Hurricane Newton crashes into Mexico resort

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NEWTON,. This NASA-NOAA GOES West satellite photo taken 1500 UTC September 5, 2016 shows Tropical Storm Newton (now Hurricane Newton) off the western coast of Mexico. Photo by NASA-NOAA GOES Project/ AFP

The powerful storm packs 145 kilometer (90 mile) per hour winds as it makes landfall before dawn at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula

LA PAZ, Mexico (Sept. 7, 2016) — Hurricane Newton pummeled Mexico’s northwestern resort of Los Cabos on Tuesday, September 6, uprooting trees and blowing away tin roofs as thousands of tourists and locals hunkered down.  Continue reading Hurricane Newton crashes into Mexico resort

Floods kill 60, displace 44,000 in North Korea

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The country reported that a northeastern river suffered its worst-ever flood

SEOUL, South Korea (Sept. 6, 2016 ) — Flooding following heavy rain has killed 60 people and left over 44,000 homeless in North Korea, the United Nations said Tuesday, September 6, after the country reported that a northeastern river suffered its worst-ever flood.  Continue reading Floods kill 60, displace 44,000 in North Korea

Asian typhoons becoming more intense, study finds

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On 7 July 2015, satellite images showed the Pacific Ocean with two typhoons, one tropical storm, one formation alert and one large area of increased convection. Photograph: JMA MTSAT-2/NOAA

Giant storms that wreak havoc across China, Japan, Korea and the Philippines have grown 50% stronger in the past 40 years due to warming seas

September 6, 2016 — The destructive power of the typhoons that wreak havoc across China, Japan, Korea and the Philippines has intensified by 50% in the past 40 years due to warming seas, a new study has found.  Continue reading Asian typhoons becoming more intense, study finds

Project Noah, Marikina floods won’t reach Ondoy levels

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FLOODWATERS SUBSIDE. As of 10:06 pm, August 13, the water level in Marikina River goes down to 17.4 meters. Photo courtesy of the Marikina City Public Information Office

‘There is no truth in the statement that floods in Marikina will reach Ondoy levels. Project NOAH never said that’

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 14, 2016) — Don’t panic.

There is no truth to text rumors that the Marikina floods will reach Tropical Storm Ondoy levels, according to Project NOAH or Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards.  Continue reading Project Noah, Marikina floods won’t reach Ondoy levels

Forced evacuation ordered in Marikina

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As of 8 pm, August 13, more than 2,000 families are evacuated from flood-prone areas

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 13, 2016) — Due to heavy rain, the water level of the Marikina River reached the 4th alarm on Saturday afternoon, August 13, prompting an evacuation of residents near the river.  Continue reading Forced evacuation ordered in Marikina

As climate change threatens transport, Indonesia needs to plan ahead

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An Indonesian police officer walks during rush hour at a main road in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 28, 2016. REUTERS/Beawiharta

Heading off damage before it happens could have a big payoff

July 22, 2016 — Mobility is a key issue in urban regional planning and development. As urban population grows, the need for quality and well-performing transportation grows as well.  Continue reading As climate change threatens transport, Indonesia needs to plan ahead

Tropical storm kills 6 in China, 8 missing

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AFTER NEPARTAK. A Taiwanese drives past broken electric post caused by super typhoon Nepartak in Taitung County, southeastern Taiwan, July 9, 2016. Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Reports also estimate direct economic losses at 860 million yuan ($129 million)

BEIJING, China (July 11, 2016) — A tropical storm in China left 6 people dead and at least 8 more missing, reports said, after it lashed Taiwan with typhoon-grade winds and rain.  Continue reading Tropical storm kills 6 in China, 8 missing

Flash floods kill 43 in northern Pakistan

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The worst-hit village is Ursoon, located in the district of Chitral, where nearly all of the fatalities came from

URSOON, Pakistan (July 3, 2016) — Overnight flash floods killed at least 43 people in northern Pakistan, the majority in a remote village that did not receive an evacuation warning before the waters hit washing away most of the settlement, officials said Sunday, July 3. Continue reading Flash floods kill 43 in northern Pakistan