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DPWH explains delayed flood-control project in Manila

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TRAFFIC PROBLEM TODAY, FLOOD SOLUTION TOMORROW.  The  P560-million “floodwater interceptor project” of the DPWH on Blumentritt, Manila, is designed to hold rainwater coming all the way from Quezon City and divert it to a Tondo creek and then to Manila Bay.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) acknowledged Monday that its P560-million Blumentritt floodwater interceptor project in Manila had been congesting traffic in the area for the past eight months, but that it would offer a big relief to the city once completed later this year.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Cut off by floods, British village becomes an island

Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, steps off a boat with the help of police as he arrives at the flood-hit village of Muchelney in Somerset, southwestern England, on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Britain's Prince Charles visited flood-hit villages that have been cut off from the world by the wettest January for more than a century.  AFP

It has been nearly five weeks since the tiny village of Muchelney, which means “great island” in Old English, became marooned by the floods caused by record rainfall in Britain.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Thousands evacuated in Tacloban as storm approaches

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Over 2,000 families living in tent cities here were evacuated Friday by the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council as Tropical Storm Basyang approached less than three months after Supertyphoon Yolanda devastated the region.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mindanao folks get respite from rain; death toll at 45

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RESCUERS use motorized boats to rescue children trapped in the middle of a flooded rice field in M’lang, North Cotabato. INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO

People in flood- and landslide-stricken areas of Mindanao got a respite from nearly two weeks of foul weather on Wednesday when a low pressure area that had intensified into a depression and weakened back to a low pressure area finally dissipated, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Classes suspended as LPA triggers rains, floods

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Tropical depression “Agaton” may have weakened into a low pressure area (LPA), but heavy rains continue to pound and flood the country, resulting in the suspension of classes and sea travel.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

1 dead, hundreds evacuated in flood-hit France

A man watches an overturned car near the Maravenne river on Jan. 19, 2014, in Londe-les-Maures after floods struck southeastern France. One man died Sunday and more than 150 people had to be airlifted to safety.  AFP

One man died Sunday and more than 150 people had to be airlifted to safety after floods struck southeastern France, local authorities said.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Thousands flee more floods in Mindanao

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Thousands of people are fleeing rising floodwaters in a fresh round of evacuations in the southern Philippines, officials said Friday as the death toll from a week of bad weather rose to 34.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Poorest survivors of Yolanda get cash aid but want jobs most of all

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Two months after supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) ravaged Eastern Visayas, the beneficiaries of “poorest of the poor” Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) who survived the typhoon are still unsure on how to start a new life without definite source of living.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Death toll from torrential rain in Brazil rises to 16

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The death toll from torrential weekend rain in northeastern Brazil has risen from 11 to 16, local authorities said Tuesday.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

At least 11 dead after heavy rains in northeast Brazil

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At least 11 people died and six were still missing after torrential rains lashed in Brazil’s northeastern Bahia state, a Civil Defense official said Monday.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Floods hit Legazpi, Daraga in Albay

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Flooding swept through a number of low-lying areas in this city and the neighboring town of Daraga as heavy rains poured on the province almost the whole day on Saturday, the Albay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Marikina’s 100 CCTVs for both crime, flood watch

The Marikina City government has begun installing 100 closed-circuit television cameras (CCTVs) on major roads and other strategic locations, hoping they would be useful for both police operations and flood monitoring.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Aquino forms task force to rebuild Tacloban, other places

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President Benigno Aquino III has formed a Cabinet-level task force led by Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla, a former Leyte governor, to accelerate relief efforts and begin the rehabilitation fo Tacloban City and other places battered by supertyphoon “Yolanda”.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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