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ARMM needs aid for people displaced by flashfloods, landslides

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The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao government, which actively helped in the relief operations for “Yolanda”-hit areas in Eastern Visayas and “Pablo”-devastated provinces in Mindanao now faces a serious lack of funds to provide aid to its residents affected by the weather disturbance since January 10, accordig to a regional official.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Agaton’ may morph back into a storm, says Pagasa

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From low pressure area (LPA) to tropical depression to LPA—to tropical depression again? Or even stronger?

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Floods hit 54 villages in Capiz; boats prohibited from going out at sea

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Continuous rains since Monday triggered flashfloods in Capiz province submerging rice fields and rendering roads impassable.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

4 Tagum fishermen drift at sea for 3 days after being swept away by flood

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Twenty-nine-year-old fisherman Marvin Borganio was happily harvesting bamboo along the Liboganon River in Barangay (village) Busaon in Tagum City with fellow fishermen Rolan Gasipong, 25; Jomar Romuteho, 23; and Kenneth Bordanio, 14, who volunteered to help, on Jan. 10, when water suddenly rose and swept them away into the open sea.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Thunderstorm alert up in Metro Manila, nearby areas

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Residents of Metro Manila and nearby provinces were alerted against heavy rains and flashfloods Wednesday morning,

Posted: July 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

India floods strand thousands; more than 100 dead

Bulldozer and other vehicles are drifted in a flooded river in Uttarkashi district, India, Monday, June 17, 2013. Torrential rain and floods washed away buildings and roads, killing at least 23 people on Monday in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, officials said Monday. AP FILE PHOTO

The Indian air force is dropping paratroopers, food packets and medicine for tens of thousands of people trapped in up to 100 inaccessible towns and villages in northern Himalayas devastated by heavy monsoon rains and landslides over the weekend.

Posted: June 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pagasa warns of floods, landslides in Mindanao areas due to LPA

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Parts of Mindanao may experience flashfloods and landslides due to a low pressure area, the state weather bureau said on Friday.

Posted: June 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Banana plantation guard drowns in floods while trying to save co-workers

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A banana plantation security guard who just wanted to rescue his co-employees from the floods that hit Kapalong, Davao del Norte, drowned early Thursday while hundreds of other terrified villagers fled from the deluge that also inundated areas in Talaingod town in the same province.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

CDO, Iligan learn from ‘Sendong’

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A year ago, just as residents of the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan were getting ready for Christmas, Tropical Storm “Sendong” swept through the region, sending flash floods and leaving 1,200 people dead.

Posted: December 18th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Bicol on high alert for flashfloods, landslides

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Bicol disaster authorities here are on high alert for flash floods and landslides as moderate to heavy rains, spawned by the prevailing Tail End of the Cold Front (TECF), have been pelting the region since Thursday, a regional disaster official said.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

1 dead, 2 boys missing as flashflood sweeps away riverside shanties in North Cotabato

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A elderly woman drowned and at least two children were reported missing after a flashflood generated by heavy rains brought on by Tropical Storm Offel swept away shanties on the banks of the Bacung River North Cotabato, while at least 1,200 families in Zamboanga Sibugay fled to safer ground in the face of five-foot-deep floods, the authorities said Friday.

Posted: October 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

State of calamity up in Sarangani town

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The municipality of Glan in Sarangani has been placed under a state of calamity by the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council following severe flashfloods that affected 20 villages, the Sarangani Information Office said Wednesday.

Posted: June 13th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Learning from Cagayan de Oro, Iligan

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Now that we Cebuanos know the reason behind the havoc in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities in the aftermath of Typhoon Sendong, it is hoped that we learned our lessons.

Posted: December 27th, 2011 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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