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Rappler's latest stories on disaster prevention


Should disaster training be mandatory for mayors, candidates?

Feb 03, 2016 - 10:09 AM

As decision makers it is important that mayors are knowledgeable about disaster management and the vulnerabilities in their communities

Conversation: How do we solve the flooding problem?

Aug 27, 2015 - 7:40 PM

Join our simultaneous Facebook and Twitter PHVote conversation on Friday August 28 at 12 noon Manila time

Why gender matters in natural disasters

Nov 29, 2014 - 3:00 PM

Even though the disaster itself doesn’t discriminate society does and certain practices within a society can leave women or other groups susceptible to harm

Indian Ocean nations in tsunami test next week: UN

Sep 05, 2014 - 9:12 PM

The test is designed to examine an Indian Ocean tsunami warning system put in place after the December 24 2004 disaster

TSUNAMI ALERT. Countries spanning from Australia to South Africa will take part in a UN-backed simulation exercise to test their capacity to forecast and tackle similar disasters. Photo from AFP

More than 1M Japanese take part in disaster drill

Sep 01, 2013 - 3:30 PM

This year s drill saw the government simulate its response to a powerful earthquake in central to western Japan

DISASTER DRILL. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe takes shelter under a table as he experiences an intensity 7 (Shindo scale) earthquake in an earthquake-simulation vehicle at the venue of a major annual earthquake disaster drill in Chiba, east of Tokyo, 01 September 2013. EPA/Franck Robichon