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By Jerry E. Esplanada
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.
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.
By Joey Gabieta
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.
By Allan Nawal
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.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
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.
One man died Sunday and more than 150 people had to be airlifted to safety after floods struck southeastern France, local authorities said.
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.
By Jennifer Allegado and Joey Gabieta
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.
The death toll from torrential weekend rain in northeastern Brazil has risen from 11 to 16, local authorities said Tuesday.
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.
By Mar S. Arguelles
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.
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.
By Gil C. Cabacungan Jr.
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”.