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200,000 Flee Their Homes, Dozens Killed in Philippine Floods

Posted by feww on January 15, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS –
EXTREME RAIN EVENTS

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State of calamity declared as severe floods landslides destroy homes, drown people in Mindanao, Philippines

More than 200,000 people have abandoned their homes on the Island of Mindanao, as widespread flooding and landslides destroy or damage thousands of homes, killing dozens of people in the Philippines second largest and southernmost island.

Major rivers have overflowed, forcing mass evacuations and causing many people to drown in areas still recovering from Typhoon BOPHA (locally known as Typhoon Pablo), said the local civil defense operations officer.

Typhoon Pablo killed more than 1,900 people and caused widespread destruction when it struck the region in December 2012.

“Many of the victims had not managed to rebuild and were staying in temporary shelters when they were hit by fresh flooding,” he said.

States of Calamity

States of Calamity have been declared in the towns of Sta. Josefa, Sibagat and Butuan City and at least four towns in Davao Oriental—Panabo City, and the towns of Carmen, Tagum City and Asuncion—due to severe flooding, said a report.

Floods and Landslides Destroy Infrastructure

Severe flooding and large landslides triggered by torrential rains have destroyed much of the infrastructure in the region, including six bridges that collapsed in Davao Oriental, said a report.

 

Many of the worst affected areas are left isolated due to collapsed bridges and impassable roads.

More Heavy Rain Forecast

Additional heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast for the region as a low pressure low pressure system hovers over Mindanao. Authorities have warned of additional flash floods and landslides throughout Mindanao, Eastern and Central Visayas and the Bicol region.

Residents of Davao, Compostela Valley, Surigao, Bukidnon, Misamis, Dinagat, Leyte, Samar, Bohol, Cebu, Masbate, Sorsogon, Albay, Catanduanes and Camarines of additional flash floods and landslides, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

Typhoon BOPHA

Typhoon BOPHA (locally known as Pablo) made landfall in Mindanao on 4 December 2012, leaving a trail of destruction.

  • BOPHA affected more than 6.2 million people, leaving about 1 million homeless—some 835,934 displaced people outside evacuation centers and 7,524 displaced others inside evacuation centers, according to the latest update by Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC), dated Jan 7, 2013.
  • “An estimated 1,000,000 people are in need of food assistance. Of these, the Government has requested Food Security Cluster support for 400,000 critically affected people, taking into account also the support provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).” UN-OCHA reporetd.
  • The typhoon killed at least 1,067 people, with 834 others reported as missing (presumed dead).
  • The deadly typhoon destroyed or damaged 216,817 homes, and much of the region’s infrastructure.
  • Much of the damage occurred in the two provinces of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental.

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State of National Calamity Declared in the Philippines due to BOPHA

Posted by feww on December 9, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,189 Days Left 

[December 9, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,189 Days Left to the most Fateful Day in Human History
  • Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011 ...

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Typhoon BOPHA has made up to half million people homeless

Philippine President has declared a state of national calamity in the wake of Typhoon BOPHA [‘PABLO’] which has left about 500,000 people homeless, more than 650 dead and at least 900 others missing, the government said.

  • The typhoon has destroyed much of the crops including about a fifth of the banana plantations in Mindanao.
  • Davao Oriental authorities have imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew and deployed armed police to prevent looting, reports said.

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  • United States. USDA has declared 15 counties in Minnesota and Iowa as Disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by freezing temperatures that occurred April 9-11, 2012.

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TY BOPHA: 250,000 Homeless, 500 Dead, 400 Missing

Posted by feww on December 6, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,192 Days Left 

[December 6, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,192 Days Left to the most Fateful Day in Human History
  • Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011 ...

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Hundreds of thousands homeless as BOPHA [‘PABLO’] death toll climbs to 500

Deadly flooding and mudslides triggered by the powerful typhoon along a 700-km front has risen to at least 500 with more than 400 others reported missing and about quarter of a million people made homeless.

  • At least three cities on Mindanao’s east coast remain cut off after bridges collapsed and roads were swept away by floodwater.
  • The sheer numbers of refugees have overwhelmed the Philippine disaster agencies prompting  government to call for international aid to help cope with the mega disaster.
  • The death toll is expected to continue rising.

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TY BOPHA Leaves Hundreds Dead or Missing

Posted by feww on December 5, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,193 Days Left 

[December 5, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,193 Days Left to the most Fateful Day in Human History
  • Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011 ...

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Philippines: ‘Entire families were washed away’

Typhoon BOPHA killed at least 325 people and left 380 others missing, despite earlier mass evacuations from coastal areas.

  • ‘Entire families were washed away,’ the country’s Interior Minister said after inspecting the disaster area.
  • BOPHA brought torrential rain to Mindanao Island, triggering flooding and landslides.
  • The typhoon destroyed tens of thousands of homes and makeshift dwellings along its path, destroying roads and bridges and other public infrastructure.
  • Torrents of floodwater, mud, uprooted trees and other typhoon debris swept through schools and official building used as emergency shelters.
  • ‘The waters came so suddenly and unexpectedly, and the winds were so fierce,’ the governor of Compostela Valley, the worst-hit province in Mindanao told Reuters.
  • Up to half a million people remained in shelters, as disaster officials appealed for water, food and clothing.

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  • Their average sperm count, millions of spermatozoa per milliliter, fell by 32.3%, a rate of about 1.9% a year;  the percentage of normally shaped sperm fell by 33.4%.

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BOPHA Strikes Philippines

Posted by feww on December 4, 2012

Typhoon BOPHA struck Baganga, Mindanao

BOPHA [“PABLO”] made landfall in eastern Mindanao, having earlier intensified to a Category 5 Super Typhoon, with winds of more than 250km/hr.

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BOPHA – Enhanced IR satellite image captured December 4, 2012 @ 01:30UTC. Source: CIMSS

  • Rainfall amounts of up to 30 mm of rain per hour within the 600 km diameter of the Typhoon is expected, the local weather office (PAGASA) said.
  • Philippines authorities have issued multiple warnings for destructive winds, possible flashfloods and landslides.
  •  Residents in coastal areas have also been warned against storm surges and waves as high as 6m.

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BOPHA track and projected path –  IR satellite image. Source: CIMSS

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