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Marikina eyes pond, road dike vs another ‘Ondoy’

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The Marikina City government is setting its sights on two major flood-control projects—a P450-million road dike and a water detention pond—to avoid a repeat of the devastation wrought by the 2009 killer storm “Ondoy.”

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Severe flooding hits Haiti, Dominican Republic

Some building stand in floodwater after heavy rain in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. Haiti's Department of Civil Protection said at least 6,000 homes were flooded in Cap-Haitien and several nearby communities. (AP)

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti — Thousands of families in Haiti and the neighboring Dominican Republic have been displaced by floods from a storm system that drenched the countries for several days, officials said Thursday. Haiti’s Department of Civil Protection said at least 6,000 homes were flooded in Cap-Haitien and several nearby communities and at least 66 homes […]

Posted: November 7th, 2014 in World | Read More »

6-year-old boy who drowned in Cebu river found

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The body of a six-year-old boy was fished out from the coastal waters off Barangay Tinaan, Naga City about 3 p.m. on Monday, three hours after he was swept by the floodwaters while trying to retrieve his slippers from the river.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Davao City hit by floods, power outage due to heavy rains

A PORTION of the Cotabato-Davao highway submerged in flood. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Heavy rains triggered flooding that left many commuters stranded and caused power outages here on Wednesday evening.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Pagasa warns of possible floods, landslides in Central, Southern Luzon

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Project-NOAH-MTSAT-image-October-18-2014-6.01-PM. Screengrab from http://noah.dost.gov.ph/

The weather bureau warned residents of Central and Southern Luzon on Saturday of heavy rains that could trigger flash floods and landslides because of the tail-end of a cold front affecting these two areas.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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