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Isolated Occidental Mindoro island fears storm surge, appeals for help

Dec 03, 2019 - 7:23 PM

Lubang Municipal Administrator Willy Bleza says their food packs will last only until Wednesday morning, December 4

EVACUATION. Families on Lubang Island start evacuation the night of December 2, 2019, before Typhoon Tisoy's landfall. Photo courtesy of Lubang Municipal Administrator Willy Blez

LGU, NGOs step up relief efforts for displaced families in Zamboanga

Oct 19, 2017 - 3:24 PM

At least 3,666 families with 18,330 dependents in 17 coastal barangays are displaced due to the massive floods and storm surge in Zamboanga City

Irma weakens but continues to batter Florida

Sep 11, 2017 - 2:52 PM

Irma is projected to become a tropical storm as it moves into northern Florida or southern Georgia

ASHORE. A boat is washed on shore at the Watson Island marina as Hurricane Irma passed through the area on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Disaster imagination: 3 steps toward disaster preparedness

Jul 08, 2017 - 9:30 PM

We need [imagination] for disaster preparedness Science Undersecretary Renato Solidum Jr says at the Agos Summit

Department of Science and Technology undersecretary for disaster risk reduction and climate Renato Solidum Jr., during Day 2 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 8, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Project NOAH issues storm surge advisories

Dec 25, 2016 - 3:55 PM

UPDATED Project NOAH raises Storm Surge Advisories 1 and 2 in a number of municipalities in 5 provinces – Quezon Camarines Sur Albay Masbate and Sorsogon

Storm surge advisories up in Cagayan, Isabela due to Lawin

Oct 19, 2016 - 5:01 PM

Project NOAH raises Storm Surge Advisory 1 in a number of municipalities in the two provinces which are under signal no 5

Yolanda survivors in northern Iloilo finally have homes

Aug 27, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Almost 3 years after Super Typhoon Yolanda hit Iloilo survivors of northern Iloilo can now leave their makeshift houses and move to safer homes

23 dead, 500,000 flee as Cyclone Roanu hits Bangladesh

May 21, 2016 - 2:51 PM

3rd UPDATE The Chittagong district bears the brunt of the devastation

epa05321411 People gather near the debris of the damaged shops following the cyclone Roanu at the Pattenga Sea- Beach in Chittagong, Bangladesh, 21 May 2016. At least 20 people are reported killed and more than100 injured in Chittagong, Bhola, Cox?s Bazar, Noakhali and Patuakhali districts during the cyclone. EPA/STR

Storm surge, lahar flow alert up in Bicol and Visayas region

Dec 14, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Storm surges as high as 3 meters could hit dozens of municipalities in Bicol and Visayas

Project Noah revamps disaster management platform

Dec 12, 2015 - 9:14 PM

The improved website contains more hazard maps ranging from storm surge landslide to debris flow plus detailed barangay flood hazard maps

NEW PLATFORM. The new look and added features of Project Noah website make it more informative and faster to use. Screengrab from Project Noah website

University Belt eyed as ‘no-walk zone’ due to Lando

Oct 18, 2015 - 7:56 PM

The Manila City government also turns the Manila Bay area into a ‘no walk zone’ due to Typhoon Lando Koppu

'NO-WALK ZONE.' Filipinos carry their belongings along Manila Bay in Manila, Philippines, on October 18, 2015, as Typhoon Lando (Koppu) slams into the northern Philippines. Manila Bay is eventually declared a 'no-walk zone' due to Lando. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Typhoon Lando: Communities with storm surge advisories

Oct 18, 2015 - 6:30 PM

PAGASA and DOST Project NOAH releases an official list of communities with an impending threat of a storm surge

VULNERABLE. More than half of the Philippine population live on the coasts. Photo from Agence France-Presse

Tropical Storm Egay: 2 areas under Signal No. 2

Jul 04, 2015 - 12:48 AM

Eleven provinces in northern Philippines are under Storm Signal No 1 as of 10 pm Friday July 3

Typhoon Dodong: Isabela, Cagayan warned of storm surges

May 10, 2015 - 3:45 PM

NDRRMC Usec Alexander Pama warns the public to also prepare for possible flooding and landslides caused by the typhoon

UP disaster scientist wins top European geosciences award

Apr 16, 2015 - 11:09 PM

UPDATED Europe’s premier geosciences union recognizes Dr Alfredo Mahar Lagmay for his outstanding work on volcanic hazards earthquakes typhoons landslides and floods

How a small Samar town survived deadly storm surges

Apr 02, 2015 - 1:01 PM

As the country prepares for Typhon Chedeng learn how a coastal town in Samar successfully weathered Typhoon Ruby by capitalizing on organized response as well as timely specific and localized early warning information

Island communities: Are they forgotten in disaster reduction efforts?

Mar 07, 2015 - 10:28 PM

How disaster prone are small island communities and why is there a need to prioritize them?

#AfterHagupit: New year, no homes in Samar's Daram island

Jan 02, 2015 - 9:43 AM

What does the new year hold in store for the residents of Daram in Samar?

Ormoc evacuees moved to higher ground

Dec 06, 2014 - 11:02 PM

More than 270 families leave 3 evacuation centers to move to higher ground due to the possibility of a storm surge hitting the city in the province of Leyte

Predicted storm surge heights go up – NOAH

Dec 06, 2014 - 3:05 PM

Scientists from Project NOAH are predicting storm surge heights of up to 4 6 meters in several municipalities in Samar province

MTSAT Floater image of Typhoon Hagupit as of 0532 UTC 56 December 2014. Image courtesy NOAA

NOAH: More areas warned vs Ruby storm surges

Dec 06, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Project NOAH s latest storm surge predictions show towns in Samar province possibly getting surges as high as 4 1 meters when Typhoon Ruby Hagupit hits

MTSAT Floater image of Typhoon Hagupit as of 2101 UTC 5 December 2014. Image courtesy NOAA

NOAH warns: Meters-high storm surges in parts of Visayas

Dec 05, 2014 - 9:46 AM

Project NOAH: Surges of up to 3 72 m could hit coastal areas of Samar and Leyte based on storm surge simulations

MONSTER STORM. On December 4, 2014, at 02:10 UTC, the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite took this visible image of Super Typhoon Hagupit approaching the Philippines. Image Credit: NASA Goddard's MODIS Rapid Response Team

Village hit hardest by Haiyan evacuates ahead of #RubyPH

Dec 05, 2014 - 7:28 AM

Barangay 88 the hardest hit village in Tacloban City when Super Typhoon Yolanda battered Eastern Visayas in 2013 enforces mandatory evacuation to avert another catastrophe

How to know if storm surge threatens your area

Dec 04, 2014 - 3:07 PM

The government website Project NOAH provides easily accessible hazard maps to help communities along a typhoons path identify danger zones and safe zones

After Yolanda: Are we more prepared for storm surge?

Nov 05, 2014 - 2:09 PM

The government says they have made strides in preparing the country for storm surges but some projects are still under development

4 things that kill during typhoons

Oct 09, 2014 - 8:43 AM

Because information is critical during disasters media plays a crucial role as mediator between government and citizens says Science and Technology Assistant Secretary Raymund Liboro

BETTER REPORTING. Science and Technology Assistant Secretary Raymund Liboro says the media is the 'mediator' between government and citizens during disasters. File photo from the DOST website

How can we prepare for storm surges?

Jul 23, 2014 - 7:27 PM

Can an archipelago like the Philippines with thousands of coastal communities really mitigate the effects of storm surges brought by extreme weather conditions?

NEW MODEL. Dr Keqi Zhang discusses the US NOAA system for giving storm surge forecasts. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

More than 5,000 PH villages have flood hazard maps – DOST

Jul 22, 2014 - 8:45 PM

The country s disaster readiness program Project NOAH has provided local flood hazard maps and 7 day weather forecasts since it was launched two years ago

EARLY WARNING. Project NOAH has surveyed major river basins like the Marikina River Basin to generate flood hazard maps for nearby villages. Photo by Estelita Dalmacio

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Jul 15, 2014 - 7:52 PM

Typhoon Glenda brings threats of storm surges President Aquino asks Filipinos to wear a yellow ribbon What the Philippines can learn from Indonesia’s corruption crackdown?

Bicol, Quezon, M. Manila warned of storm surge

Jul 15, 2014 - 5:28 PM

Ten towns in Camarines Sur Bataan Pampanga and Quezon may experience storm surge of up to 3 meters 9 8 feet

#GlendaPH: 21 towns warned of storm surge

Jul 15, 2014 - 8:38 AM

UPDATED Towns in Bicol Quezon and Samar may experience storm surge of up to 3 50 meters 11 5 feet

#GlendaPH: Know the hazards in your area

Jul 14, 2014 - 12:22 PM

UPDATED Here s an official hazard map showing areas along typhoon Glenda s path that are susceptible to storm surges floods and landslides

A town saved by mangroves

Jun 30, 2014 - 5:58 PM

Palompon could ve been any other devastated town after Super Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the area but the town was spared; all thanks to their mangroves

Palompon after Yolanda

Cyclone batters Australia's Great Barrier Reef coast

Apr 12, 2014 - 12:02 PM

Australia s Barrier Reef coast is taking a battering from a tropical cyclone which knocked out power and phones but no deaths or major devastation is reported

#DomengPH: Hazards in affected provinces

Apr 08, 2014 - 2:42 PM

This map shows which areas along Domeng’s track are susceptible to storm surges floods and landslides

Domeng slows down, moving toward Caraga

Apr 07, 2014 - 11:51 PM

By Thursday morning Domeng is seen to be in the vicinity of Hinatuan Surigao del Sur says PAGASA in its 11 pm bulletin on April 7

Satellite image of Domeng as of April 7, 11 pm. Photo courtesy of PAGASA

Domeng weakens but may cause storm surge

Apr 07, 2014 - 7:08 PM

Domeng weakens into a tropical depression causing rain showers in Visayas and Mindanao

Domeng storm surge warning in 6 provinces

Apr 07, 2014 - 6:53 PM

UPDATED Coastal areas in at least 6 provinces are being advised to prepare for possible storm surges and high tides

Storm Surge 101: Are you at risk? Are you prepared for it?

Mar 08, 2014 - 8:35 PM

With more than half the population living on the coast the Philippines is particularly vulnerable to storm surge

Armless pilot Jessica Cox raises funds for PWD typhoon victims

Feb 27, 2014 - 10:14 PM

Jessica Cox the first licensed pilot in the world with no arms shows how people living with disabilities can overcome their limitations

Jessica Cox: Journey to Guiuan

Feb 27, 2014 - 10:57 AM

Armless pilot Jessica Cox returns to her mother s province Eastern Samar which was devastated by Haiyan

Storm surge destroys houses in Surigao del Norte

Jan 20, 2014 - 1:09 PM

A storm surge destroys at least 13 homes in Gigaquit Surigao del Norte

Let’s call storm surges 'silakbô' in Pilipino

Dec 28, 2013 - 8:45 AM

Creating or choosing a Pilipino term is serious business; here scientist Kelvin Rodolfo suggests a term Filipinos could use to translate storm surge

Tsu-balod or tsunami?: Making disaster terms understandable

Dec 10, 2013 - 5:32 PM

The nature of science communication in disaster and the limitations of translation directed from the technical and scientific end alone

Tsunami scare haunts traumatized Panay residents

Dec 07, 2013 - 7:00 AM

The absence of electricity and lack of communication devices contribute to the heightened misinformation among the residents says the Office of Civil Defense

CALM FOR NOW. The Aklan River, which residents have been monitoring for rising waters since a destructive 2008 flood. Photo by Boy Ryan Zabal

Britain evacuates thousands after storm surge

Dec 06, 2013 - 6:45 PM

Britain s Meteorological Office says it was the worst tidal surge since catastrophic floods that killed more than 2 000 people in North Sea countries in 1953

Equating storm surge to tsunami 'dangerous' – expert

Nov 27, 2013 - 1:44 PM

Saying the two phenomena are similar is inaccurate dangerous and irresponsible says Project NOAH s Mahar Lagmay

STORM SURGE AFTERMATH. A ship washed ashore by storm surges during the height of Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) sits atop crushed houses in Tacloban, Leyte in November 25, 2013. AFP/Noel Celis

Storm surge warning system ready by Dec 2014

Nov 26, 2013 - 8:28 PM

The new technology will provide high resolution real time simulations of storm surges that can be used to save lives

IN THE PATH OF A STORM SURGE. Project NOAH was able to predict a day before Typhoon Yolanda that Tacloban would experience a 4.5-meter (14.7 feet) storm surge. Screen shot from Facebook video of Karl Jake

#PugadBaboy: Meteorological terms

Nov 26, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Storm surges wind gusts and other meteorological terms

#PugadBaboy: Meteorological terms punchline 2

Nov 26, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Storm surges wind gusts and other meteorological terms