Tag Archives: landslides

Flooding hits Albay due to heavy rain

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WIDESPREAD FLOODING. Waist to neck-deep flood engulfs parts of Legazpi City, prompting the city government to suspend classes in all levels on Wednesday afternoon, January 3. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara orders evacuation of families living in areas vulnerable to landslides and flooding

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 3, 2018) — Torrential rain brought by Tropical Storm Agaton, aggravated by the tail-end of the cold front, caused flooding in low-lying areas of Albay province. Continue reading Flooding hits Albay due to heavy rain

At least 36 killed as strong quake rocks Iran-Iraq border

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INJURED. An earthquake victim is aided at Sulaimaniyah Hospital on November 12, 2017, in Sulaimaniyah, Iraq. Shwan Mohammed/AFP

The quake took place along a 1,500 kilometer fault line between the Arabia and Eurasia tectonic plates, the USGS says

SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq (Nov. 13, 2017) — A 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook the mountainous Iran-Iraq border late Sunday, November 12, killing at least 36 people and injuring hundreds more, triggering landslides that were hindering the rescue effort, officials said. Continue reading At least 36 killed as strong quake rocks Iran-Iraq border

More rain on Thursday due to Typhoon Paolo

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Satellite image as of October 18, 11 pm. Image courtesy of NOAA

Bicol, Eastern Visayas, and Caraga should expect more moderate to heavy rain

MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 18, 2017) — More rain is expected as Typhoon Paolo (Lan) maintained its strength and speed late Wednesday evening, October 18. Continue reading More rain on Thursday due to Typhoon Paolo

Severe Tropical Storm Paolo slightly intensifies

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Satellite image as of October 17, 11 pm. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Paolo (Lan) now has maximum winds of 105 km/h and gustiness of up to 130 km/h

MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 17, 2017) — Severe Tropical Storm Paolo (Lan) slightly intensified and accelerated a bit as it continued moving over the Philippine Sea on Tuesday evening, October 17. Continue reading Severe Tropical Storm Paolo slightly intensifies

South Asia floods kill 1,200 and shut 1.8 million children out of school

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A passenger bus moves through a waterlogged road in Mumbai. Photograph: Shailesh Andrade

Hundreds dead in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, while millions have been forced from their homes and 18,000 schools shut down across the region

August 31, 2017 — Heavy monsoon rains have brought Mumbai to a halt for a second day as the worst floods to strike south Asia in years continued to exact a deadly toll. Continue reading South Asia floods kill 1,200 and shut 1.8 million children out of school

4 million without water in deadly Chile floods

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WATER SHORTAGE. No water flows from a faucet during a drinking water supply cut in Santiago, Chile on February 26, 2017. Photo by Martin Bernetti/AFP

The Maipo river, which supplies most homes in Chile’s capital Santiago, gets contaminated by mudslides and rubble

SANTIAGO, Chile (Feb. 27, 2017) — Rainstorms and landslides in Chile killed 4 and contaminated a major river, forcing authorities to cut off drinking water to 4 million people in the capital, authorities said. Continue reading 4 million without water in deadly Chile floods

Thousands displaced by heavy rains in parts of Visayas, Mindanao

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#RESCUEPH. Rescuers evacuate students and faculty who were stranded in the University of Science and Technology of the Philippines (USTP). Photo courtesy of Lionel Amarado

Around 963 families or 4,536 persons are displaced in Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao, all of which are staying in 28 evacuation centers

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 18, 2017) — Around 5,412 people or 1,242 families were affected by nonstop rains in 26 barangays in Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao on Monday, January 16, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Tuesday, January 17.  Continue reading Thousands displaced by heavy rains in parts of Visayas, Mindanao

Surigao del Sur town evacuates over 200 residents due to Auring

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Image courtesy of PAGASA

There are at least 976,704 families or 4,883,546 people who are exposed to areas that are highly to very highly susceptible to landslide or flooding, the DSWD says

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 8, 2017) — The municipal government of San Miguel in Surigao del Sur province ordered the evacuation of at least 51 families or 217 people in risky areas as Tropical Depression Auring intensified on Saturday afternoon, January 7, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said.  Continue reading Surigao del Sur town evacuates over 200 residents due to Auring

Prepare before Tropical Storm Carina makes landfall

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Local officials warn residents in areas affected by Tropical Storm Carina of possible floods and landslides

CAGAYAN, Philippines (July 30, 2016) — Disaster managers advised residents in Cagayan Valley to prepare for Tropical Storm Carina.  Continue reading Prepare before Tropical Storm Carina makes landfall

Stronger monsoon rains trigger floods, landslides in Zambales

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FLOODS. The southwest monsoon brings heavy rains to Zambales on July 9, 2016. Photo by Randy V. Datu

Over 5,000 families are affected as heavy rains hit the northern province

ZAMBALES, Philippines (July 10, 2016) — Heavy monsoon rains have triggered floods in this province, affecting more than 5,000 families as of Saturday, July 9.  Continue reading Stronger monsoon rains trigger floods, landslides in Zambales