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Low pressure area triggers floods in Palawan

Feb 15, 2018 - 7:45 PM

Around 35 families from Barangay Elvita in Narra, Palawan evacuate due to the floods

LPA. Floods hit Barangay Elvita in Narra, Palawan due to a low pressure area. Photo by Keith Anthony Fabro

Deadly landslides, flooding spark evacuations in Jakarta

Feb 06, 2018 - 4:52 PM

Greater Jakarta, which is home to more than 30 million people, is pounded by heavy rain over the past 24 hours, triggering landslides and floods that have destroyed homes and toppled trees

FLOODING. This picture taken in Jakarta on February 5, 2018 shows Indonesians wading through floodwaters in Jakarta. Photo by AFP.

Seine reaches peak in flood-hit Paris

Jan 29, 2018 - 2:04 PM

Around 1,500 people have been evacuated from their homes in the greater Paris region, according to police, while a similar number of homes remain without electricity

FLOODED RIVERBANK. A picture taken late on January 28, 2018 in Paris shows the flooded Quai de Grenelle by the banks of the Seine river, with the Eiffel Tower in background. Geoffroy van der Hasselt/AFP

Seine swells higher, keeping Paris on alert

Jan 28, 2018 - 5:33 PM

(UPDATED) More favorable weather is expected for the week ahead, and the Vigicrues flood agency lowers its warning level from orange to yellow in several areas upstream of the capital

NEAR OVERFLOW. A picture taken on January 26, 2018, shows the flooded banks of the river Seine with the Eiffel Tower in the background in Paris. Ludovic Marin/AFP

Thousands of families affected by floods, heavy rains in Negros Occidental

Jan 13, 2018 - 11:20 AM

The City Disaster Risk Reduction Office says heavy rains caused neck-deep floods in some villages in Victorias City

FLOOD. Heavy rains cause floods in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, on Friday, January 12. Photo courtesy of Carla N. Canet

24 dead in DR Congo floods

Jan 04, 2018 - 11:45 PM

Flooding is a major peril for residents of Kinshasa, a chaotic city with a population of around 10 million people, most of whom are extremely poor

FLOODS. File photo shows people carry furnitures on a boat in Limete, part of Kinshasa on December 9, 2015 after an overflow of the river N'djili near the river mouth of Matete. Photo by Junior Kannah / AFP

Flooding hits Albay due to heavy rain

Jan 03, 2018 - 9:44 PM

Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara orders evacuation of families living in areas vulnerable to landslides and flooding

LOOK: Tacloban residents help stranded commuters through 'baluto' rides

Jan 02, 2018 - 5:26 PM

In an admirable display of the spirit of bayanihan, Tacloban residents help ferry stranded commuters across a flooded street

IN PHOTOS: Flood greets Biliran residents on first day of 2018

Jan 02, 2018 - 7:36 AM

Biliran is still recovering from the devastation caused by Tropical Depression Urduja, which battered the region as a tropical storm a few days before Christmas

Photo by Rafael Medalla

Bohol on high alert ahead of Tropical Depression Agaton

Jan 01, 2018 - 7:53 PM

3 towns already order a mandatory evacuation of residents

RISING WATERS. Heavy downpour since New Year midnight has triggered the rise of water level at the world-famous Loboc River. Photo from Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto's Facebook page

Hurricanes, heat waves, fires ravaged planet in 2017

Dec 30, 2017 - 12:27 PM

The world is currently on track for its third warmest year in modern times

HOTTER THAN EVER. Wildfires consumes an entire forest. Photo from Wikicommons

How to prepare for floods

Dec 29, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Rappler talks to NOAH executive director Mahar Lagmay on how Filipinos can prepare for floods

FLOOD. This file photo shows waist-deep flooding in Marikina on August 2016. File Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

EU provides P34 million in humanitarian aid to Vinta victims

Dec 28, 2017 - 9:17 PM

'This EU contribution underlines our commitment to the people of the Philippines, many of whom have suffered great losses as a result of Tropical Storm Vinta and are in dire need of immediate assistance,' said EU's Christos Stylianides.

EVACUATION. Residents walk through floodwaters as they evacuate to a safer place in Kabacan, North Cotabato, on the southern island of Mindanao on December 23, 2017. Photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera / AFP

Floods hit 4 towns in Camarines Sur

Dec 27, 2017 - 4:54 PM

Some rivers and spillways in Camarines Sur's first district overflowed due to heavy rainfall, causing a surge of water in low-lying areas

Landslide in CamSur causes traffic jams along major highway

Dec 27, 2017 - 4:09 PM

(UPDATED) Heavy rain across the Bicol Region prompts the regional Office of Civil Defense to warn citizens to be on guard for floods and landslides

HIGHWAY CLEARING. Clearing operations along the Andaya Highway in Camarines Sur after a landslide, December 27, 2017. Photo courtesy Lucy Castaneda / DPWH Bicol

China to help victims of Davao mall fire, Vinta in January 2018

Dec 27, 2017 - 3:30 PM

China joins Japan in committing to aid Davao City after two tragedies affected its residents just before Christmas

CHINA AID. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte announces the Chinese government will help residents recover from two tragedies that affected her city. File photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Davao City gov’t gives P83.4 million assistance to Vinta victims

Dec 27, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte says they plan to distribute a second batch of food packs on December 30 to 31 in anticipation of New Year's Eve

DAVAO FLOODING. Homes in a barangay in Davao City are submerged in flood waters on Friday night, December 22, 2017. Photo by Mick Basa

Vinta death toll in Lanao del Norte mountain village rises to 29

Dec 25, 2017 - 10:20 PM

The village chief says he instructed residents to evacuate but they didn't listen. There are 16 other residents still missing.

VINTA. Vinta brings heavy rain in Tubod, Lanao del Norte on Friday, December 22. Photo taken from Tubod Police Facebook page

Amid Christmas disasters, EU tells PH, 'We're ready to help'

Dec 24, 2017 - 5:02 PM

'The EU is longstanding friend of the Philippine people and stands ready to assist during this difficult time,' says EU Ambassador Franz Jessen

Davao City cancels Christmas, New Year feasts to condole with fire, flood victims

Dec 24, 2017 - 3:27 PM

'This is not the time for merrymaking,' says Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who has also asked the city council to declare Davao City under state of calamity

EMPLOYEES TRAPPED? Authorities are verifying reports that at least 10 employees of NCCC Mall of Davao are still inside as fire rages on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Flood-ravaged Houston in love with World Series kings

Dec 24, 2017 - 1:13 PM

'We just wanted to show the city how much we love them and care about them'

UPLIFTING. The victory of the Houston Astros in this year's World Series is the light amidst the devastation in Houston. File photo by Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

2,000 evacuate as Vinta hits town of Zamboanga Sibugay

Dec 23, 2017 - 4:56 PM

Majority of the 2,000 evacuees are housed in the Kabasalan Gymnasium in Barangay Poblacion, Zamboanga Sibugay

LOOK: Presidential aide Bong Go helps rescue stranded residents in Davao

Dec 23, 2017 - 12:38 PM

Special Assistant to the President Christopher 'Bong' Go uses a jetski to help individuals stranded by tropical storm Vinta in Jade Valley Subdivision

JETSKI. Presidential aide Bong Go uses a jetski to help flood victims. Photo by Roland Jumawan

Marawi City, Lanao del Sur under state of calamity due to Vinta

Dec 23, 2017 - 12:27 PM

This will expedite the humanitarian efforts being undertaken by the local government to respond effectively to the crisis that Vinta has created

SUBMERGED. Several houses in Bubong, Lanao del Sur are under floodwaters due to Vinta. Photo provided by ARMM Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong

Vinta triggers flash flood in Zamboanga del Norte barangay

Dec 23, 2017 - 12:09 PM

The town of Sibuco apparently is no stranger to deadly floods brought by typhoons as their shores face the open Sulu Sea

Over 31,000 affected by flooding in Davao City

Dec 23, 2017 - 1:15 AM

The City Information Office urges donors to either drop their donations at the City Hall or directly give them to victims in coordination with evacuation center managers to ensure orderly distribution of relief goods

DAVAO FLOODING. Homes in a barangay in  Davao City are submerged in flood waters on Friday night, December 22, 2017. Photo by Mick Basa

Vinta kills 7 in Lanao del Sur

Dec 22, 2017 - 3:42 PM

(UPDATED) The town of Tugaya in Lanao del Sur reported landslides and massive flooding

SUBMERGED. Several houses in Bubong, Lanao del Sur are under floodwaters due to Vinta. Photo provided by ARMM Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong

LOOK: Heavy flooding hits Lanao del Sur due to Vinta

Dec 22, 2017 - 1:57 PM

In the photos taken by ARMM Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong, residents are seen staying on top of their submerged houses

Photo courtesy of ARMM Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong

Napocor asked to open Agus 1 gates, ease flooding in Lanao del Sur

Dec 22, 2017 - 1:14 PM

The Agus 1 hydroelectric power plant controls the flow of water from Lake Lanao to Agus River, which flows through provinces in Lanao Del Sur and Lanao Del Norte

MASSIVE FLOODING. Parts of Bubong town in Lanao Del Sur are submerged in floodwaters. Photo courtesy of ARMM Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong

LOOK: Residents evacuate due to heavy flooding in Cagayan de Oro

Dec 22, 2017 - 12:44 PM

Located near the coastline and the Cugman river, the flooded area has been identified as an area highly susceptible to flooding even before Vinta's landfall

HEAVY FLOODING. Residents evacuate as flooding reach above waist-level in Cugman, Cagayan de Oro. Photo by Maricel Eduave Tawacal

What are the hazard-prone areas along Vinta’s path?

Dec 21, 2017 - 5:25 PM

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau identifies 5 areas located near the forecasted track of Tropical Storm Vinta that are prone to landslides and heavy flooding

At least 3 dead, 6 missing due to Urduja – NDRRMC

Dec 16, 2017 - 3:35 PM

(UPDATED) The NDRRMC says fatalities include a fisherman and a two-year-old child who reportedly drowned after a flash flood in the town of Mahaplag

PUMMELED. €‹Heavy winds and rainfall pound Tacloban City as Urduja is expected to make landfall in Eastern Samar in the afternoon, Saturday, December 16. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

LOOK: Urduja pummels Tacloban City

Dec 16, 2017 - 1:26 PM

MovePH team goes around Tacloban City ahead of Tropical Storm Urduja's landfall

PUMMELED. Heavy winds and rainfall pound Tacloban City as Urduja is expected to make landfall in Eastern Samar in the afternoon, Saturday, December 16. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

LOOK: Houses in Eastern Samar town flooded due to Urduja

Dec 16, 2017 - 11:42 AM

Councilor Rhoda Baris says at least 1,800 families have been affected by heavy rain due to slow-moving Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak)

Urduja brings landslides, floods to Eastern Samar

Dec 14, 2017 - 10:15 PM

(UPDATED) Roads are temporarily impassable in at least 3 towns in Eastern Samar

BLOCKED. Some roads in Barangay Paya, Giporlos town, Eastern Samar, are temporarily impassable due to landslide brought about by Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak) on Thursday, December 14, 2017. Photo courtesy of DPWH Eastern Visayas office

Thailand flood death toll rises to 15

Dec 05, 2017 - 5:17 PM

Some one million residents have been hit in some way: through submerged or damaged homes, disruption to occupations such as farming, or transport difficulties because of flooded roads

Greece in mourning, several still missing in deadly flood

Nov 16, 2017 - 8:59 PM

Rescue crews try to locate several people missing in a flood that killed 15 people near the capital, as rain continues to fall

STRANDED. Bystanders and rescue personnel look at vehicles submerged in floodwaters on a highway near Eleusina, south-west of Athens on November 15, 2017, after heavy overnight rainfall in the area caused damage and left 15 people dead. Valerie Gache/AFP

India's Modi opens resilient rice laboratory in the Philippines

Nov 13, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Manila for the 31st ASEAN Summit, also visits the International Rice Research Institute in Laguna

RICE VARIETIES. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks at rice varieties being developed by the IRRI. Photo from Narendra Modi's Twitter page

More than 90 killed in Vietnam's deadliest typhoon in years

Nov 09, 2017 - 3:35 PM

More than 120,000 houses and 250,000 hectares of farmland were damaged in the storm, according to the country's disaster management authority

Residents and tourists are transported by boats through floodwaters in the tourist town of Hoi An on November 5, 2017, one day after Typhoon Damrey made landfall in central Vietnam. Stringer/AFP

DSWD gives P300,000 in aid to families in flood-hit Cagayan Valley

Nov 08, 2017 - 3:05 PM

At least 17,447 families or 64,659 individuals are affected by floods and landslides in the region

SUBMERGED. Houses in the low-lying areas in Tuguegarao is flooded due to swollen Pinacanauan River. Photo courtesy of Cagayan PIO

Why write about disasters?

Nov 08, 2017 - 2:24 PM

We go back to basics and ask ourselves, 'Will the public understand what I'm writing?' or 'Will this piece avert deaths?'

#WalangPasok: Classes in Cagayan suspended due to floods

Nov 06, 2017 - 8:28 PM

Cloudy skies with isolated light rainshowers due to northeastern monsoon is expected in Tuguegarao City and the rest North Luzon on Tuesday, November 7

Bad roads, flooding, illegal drugs top local concerns

Oct 20, 2017 - 10:46 AM

A new Pulse Asia survey says majority of respondents from Metro Manila cite illegal drugs as their most urgent local concern, but this is not the case for the rest of Luzon

File photos by Rappler

Heavy rain triggers floods in Dumaguete

Oct 19, 2017 - 3:52 PM

A bridge collapses as the Banica River in Dumaguete City overflows

Vietnam braces for more downpours as flood toll hits 72

Oct 16, 2017 - 3:20 PM

The desperate search for the missing continues with officials trying to clear roads as Tropical Depression Khanun barrels towards northern Vietnam

1 dead, over 1,300 families displaced as floods hit Zamboanga City

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:55 AM

The lone fatality is a 70-year-old man who drowned while evacuating

LOOK: Flooded Pola spillway in Sta Cruz, Occidental Mindoro

Oct 14, 2017 - 7:34 PM

When flooding hits your area, you can post reports and photos on the Agos map, powered by eBayanihan

UNPASSABLE. Only trucks and buses can pass through the Pola spillway in Sta. Cruz, Ocidental Mindoro. Photos courtesy of Sta. Cruz Local Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Office (LDRRMO)

Cagayan town under state of calamity due to Tropical Storm Odette

Oct 13, 2017 - 11:48 PM

Almost all the 27 barangays of the municipality of Allacapan are affected by flooding due to overnight rain

SUBMERGED VILLAGES. Ricefields in Cagayan Valley are the worst hit by floods caused by Tropical Storm Odette's rains on October 13, 2017. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Vietnam flood and landslide toll hits 54

Oct 13, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Rescuers are desperately searching for 39 people still missing after heavy rains pounded several provinces this week, with forecasters warning of another major storm heading toward the country

DISASTER. Excavators and rescuers search for bodies of victims at the site of a landslide where 4 families with 18 members were killed in Tan Lac district, northern province of Hoa Binh on October 12, 2017. Photo by Viet Dung/AFP

Floods, landslides kill 37 in Vietnam, scores missing

Oct 12, 2017 - 2:00 PM

(UPDATED) Images on state media show people wading through waist-deep waters and tracts of forests wiped out by landslides

This picture from the Vietnam News Agency taken on October 11, 2017 shows residents standing at an end of a destroyed bridge in the northern province of Yen Bai. At least 37 people have died and another 40 are missing after floods and landslides ravaged northern and central Vietnam, disaster officials said on October 12. / AFP PHOTO / Vietnam News Agency / VIETNAM NEWS AGENCY