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Talisay exposed to ‘Habagat’

TALISAY City is prone to wave surges because it doesn’t have an island in front of it shielding it from strong waves, said Oscar Tabada, chief of the Mactan station of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). He said Talisay City’s open coast is vulnerable to storm surges during the southwest monsoon [...]

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

300 MMDA personnel on call for rescue, unclogging ops

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As heavy rains caused by the habagat (southwest monsoon) that was enhanced by Typhoon “Odette” continued to pound Metro Manila on Monday, more than 300 personnel of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) were mobilized to conduct simultaneous rescue and unclogging operations in flood-hit areas.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

At least 16 die in slides, floods

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‘STYRO’ FOR RIDE  Two small boys and a woman cradling a baby leave their homes in flooded Barangay Sto. Domingo, Tatalon, Quezon City, on an improvised boat.  JOAN BONDOC

At least 16 people were killed while four others were reported missing as heavy monsoon rains since Sunday night triggered severe flooding and landslides in this city and nearby towns of Zambales province on Monday, local officials and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Central Luzon said.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Yellow rainfall warning up in Metro Manila, nearby provinces

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Source: Project Noah | 10:01am, September 22, 2013

The state weather bureau issued a yellow rainfall alert Sunday morning as moderate to occasional heavy rains continue to affect Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Rainy weather persists in Luzon due to ‘habagat’

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Source: Project Noah | 7:32 am, Sept 22, 2013

Luzon continues to experience light to moderate rainshowers Sunday morning due to the southwest monsoon (habagat), as super typhoon Odette (international name Usagi) moves away from the country.

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

LPA, ‘habagat’ combine to bring rains in Luzon including Metro Manila

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MT Satellite image September 16, 2013, Monday, 7:32AM. Screengrab from http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/

A low pressure area off Aurora has combined with the southwest monsoon (habagat) to bring rains to parts of Luzon, according to the state weather bureau.

Posted: September 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Marikina: ‘Noah’ helped save lives

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Despite the heavy rains spawned by the “habagat” (southwest monsoon) that fell on Marikina City last week, there were no fatalities unlike in 2009 when Tropical Storm “Ondoy” left scores dead.

Posted: August 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Disaster sites in Baguio, Benguet survive ‘habagat’

A NEWLY constructed retaining wall  has  stabilized the decommissioned dump of Baguio City in Irisan village. An old wall was   toppled by  strong rains in August 2011. Richard Balonglong / Inquirer Northern Luzon

The sites of previous tragedies here attributed to extreme weather conditions have survived the southwest monsoon rain induced by Tropical Storm “Maring” last week.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

La Mesa dam still spilling water as level recedes

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La Mesa Dam. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The La Mesa Dam in Quezon City was still spilling water, as of Thursday, afternoon although the water level had been continually receding, the Manila Water Co. Inc. said.

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Rainfall dropped by tropical storm ‘Maring’ double than ‘Ondoy’—Pagasa

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Rainfall Comparison Infographics

The total amount of rainfall dropped by the enhanced southwest monsoon and tropical storm Maring was double than that of tropical storm Ondoy back in 2009, according to data from the state-run weather bureau.

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

‘Docs on Boats’ join wave of aid

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MEDICAL HELP ON BOARD  The doctors are out—and on their way to see patients who could not leave their homes due to floods in Quezon City’s Roxas District. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

“In these sad times, if our patients cannot go to their doctors then their doctors will go to them onboard boats.”

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro | Read More »

5 provinces, key cities, other areas under state of calamity—NDRRMC

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Photo from aerial inspection by Air Force in Laguna.

Around 5 provinces, key cities in Metro Manila and other areas in Luzon were declared under state of calamity by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) during the last three days of torrential rains and flooding brought about by the combined strength of tropical storm “Maring” and the southwest monsoon.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Marikina now under state of calamity

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Residents look at the swollen Marikina River in Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. Flooding caused by some of the Philippines' heaviest rains that submerged more than half the capital began receding Tuesday, but authorities evacuated thousands of residents along Manila's overflowing rivers and braced for more chaos in outlying provinces. AP

Marikina has been placed under a state of calamity on Wednesday following floods caused by storm-enhanced monsoon rains, the city government said in its Twitter account.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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