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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

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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

WB, AIIB commit P21 billion to manage Metro Manila floods

Sep 30, 2017 - 7:10 PM

This comes as the Metro Manila Flood Management Master Plan is expected to be fully implemented in 25 years

2 kids, man killed in Cebu flood

Sep 29, 2017 - 7:28 PM

The victims have been swept by flood when the footbridge they were standing on collapses

RIVERSIDE. Sitio Riverside Banawa, Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City, is flooded after a heavy downpour before noon of September 29, 2017. Photo courtesy of Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak

Heavy rain triggers floods in Bacolod

Sep 22, 2017 - 11:27 PM

(UPDATED) Mayor Evelio Leonardia says the heavy downpour since Friday afternoon have caused waist-high floods in some barangays

HEAVY RAIN. Bacolod experiences some flooding caused by heavy rain on Friday, September 22, 2017. Photo by Charles Hilado from Facebook.

Tropical Depression Maring: Closed roads, landslides in Luzon

Sep 12, 2017 - 9:22 PM

Some roads are closed to traffic due to heavy rain and landslides

LANDSLIDE. A landslide occurred in Lagonoy-Presentacion Road according to the situational report of Camarines Sur 3rd District Engineering Office. Photo by DPWH Region V RPIOÂ Lucy Cataneda

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Sep 12, 2017 - 9:04 PM

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Maring forces evacuations in Quezon, other parts of Luzon

Sep 12, 2017 - 5:21 PM

Evacuations are ongoing in flood and landslide prone areas in Quezon Rizal Batangas Laguna and Cavite

Commuters and motorists brave the knee-deep flood due to heavy rains brought by TD Maring along Evacom in Las Piñas City on September 12, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

#FloodPH Alert: Flooded areas outside Metro Manila September 12

Sep 12, 2017 - 2:09 PM

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Guide to Marikina River's alarm level system

Sep 12, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Marikina City has a 3 stage alarm level system for the Marikina River with corresponding actions to be taken per level

MARIKINA RIVER. In this file photo, a man watches the water level along Marikina river. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler.

Over 100 families evacuated due to flooding in Davao City

Sep 12, 2017 - 10:32 AM

Heavy rains cause rivers to swell to critical levels prompting local officials in affected areas to issue a forced evacuation alert

FLOODED ROAD. Heavy rains have flooded roads especially in Bunawan which connects Davao City to Panabo City. Photo Xtian Joseph Villareal Serrano

#FloodPH Alert: Flooded areas in Metro Manila on September 12

Sep 12, 2017 - 9:38 AM

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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

Managing waste, mitigating floods: The case of Malabon

Sep 09, 2017 - 11:49 AM

Garbage remains a main concern in the city s flood mitigation efforts but the successful waste management initiative of one barangay may serve as a model

BRAVING THE FLOODS. An elementary student rides on a boat with her relatives as she went home from school at the Artex Compound in Malabon City, Manila on June 5, 2013. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

LOOK: Flooding hits Davao City due to heavy rain

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:12 AM

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FLOODING HITS DAVAO. Commuters in Davao City are stranded due to flooding triggered by heavy rain Thursday night, September 7. Photo courtesy of Davao City Public Safety and Security/911

Trump visits evacuees at shelter in storm-battered Houston

Sep 03, 2017 - 8:29 AM

The sprawling Texas city was taking tentative steps back to normalcy after a week of flooding that damaged 40 000 to 50 000 homes and sent tens of thousands fleeing to emergency shelters

WITH THE KIDS. US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump listen to children, victims of Hurricane Harvey, at NRG Center in Houston on September 2, 2017. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

The week in photos: August 26-September 1, 2017

Sep 02, 2017 - 2:31 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

INK FESTIVAL. A participant displays his tattoo to audience of the Dutdutan festival at the World Trade Center in Pasay on September 1, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Texas flood toll mounts amid chemical blast fears

Aug 31, 2017 - 6:59 AM

UPDATED So far officials believe at least 33 people to have been killed in the storm and there is little doubt the toll will rise further

TO SAFETY. Evacuees sit on a boat after being rescued from flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 30, 2017 in Port Arthur, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Heavy rains kill 5 in India's financial hub

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:41 PM

UPDATED Days of intense monsoon downpours have deluged India s financial hub of more than 20 million people

SUBMERGED. Indians wade through a flooded street during heavy rain showers in Mumbai on August 29, 2017. Punit Paranjpe/AFP

Houston native Beyonce pledges to help Harvey relief

Aug 30, 2017 - 10:34 AM

Aside from Beyonce Drake and Kevin Hart are also among the famous personalities who are helping out the victims of Hurricane Harvey

BEYONCE. The Houston native has pledged unspecified aid after the city was ravaged by Hurricane Harvey. Screengrab from Instagram/beyonce

Evacuation ordered as levee breached south of Houston

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:07 AM

The levee at Columbia Lakes has been breached the Brazoria County government tweets on its official feed GET OUT NOW

EVACUATION. People wait to load up on an evacuation bus after their homes were inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Tropical Storm Jolina affects 2,000 people

Aug 26, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Even as Jolina exits the Luzon landmass on Saturday morning disaster managers warn affected residents of possible landslides and flash floods

Death toll from South Asia flooding tops 1,000

Aug 24, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Authorities say a total of 1 009 bodies have been recovered in India Bangladesh and Nepal since August 10

Indian flood effected villagers collect drinking water and relief food at Alal village in Malda district in the Indian state of West Bengal on August 23, 2017. More than 750 people have died in floods across South Asia, officials said August 21. The human toll is steadily rising across India, Nepal and Bangladesh following the latest in a series of deluges since August 10, as the annual monsoon hits the north and east of the region. / AFP PHOTO / DIPTENDU DUTTA

At least 700 killed in South Asia floods

Aug 21, 2017 - 12:50 AM

Over a million people are forced to flee their homes due to the massive flooding

Indian villagers attempt to cross flood waters with the help of rope and empty canisters next to a washed away portion of a bridge at Palsa village in Purnia district in Bihar state on August 18, 2017. At least 221 people have died and more than 1.5 million have been displaced by monsoon flooding across India, Nepal and Bangladesh, officials said August 15, as rescuers scoured submerged villages for the missing. / AFP PHOTO / DIPTENDU DUTTA

The week in photos: August 12-18, 2017

Aug 19, 2017 - 1:12 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

ANTI-RACISM. Protesters block both directions of the Interstate 580 freeway during a rally against racism in Oakland, California on August 12, 2017. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Sierra Leone mourns 100 children among dead in massive flooding

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:16 AM

With 600 people still missing in Freetown President Ernest Bai Koroma described the humanitarian challenge ahead as overwhelming

DISASTER SITE.A general view of the site of a mud slide in the Sierra Leone capital Freetown on August 15, 2017.  Saidu Bah/AFP

Sierra Leone appeals for urgent help after deadly floods

Aug 15, 2017 - 9:58 PM

Entire communities have been wiped out President Ernest Bai Koroma says at the disaster site where heavy rains streaming down the hill cause a landslide and engulf homes 3 or 4 stories high many of them built illegally

MUDSLIDES. Search and rescue team members and soldiers operate near a mudslide site and damaged building near Freetown on August 15, 2017, after landslides struck the capital of the west African state of Sierra Leone. Photo by Saidu Bah/APF

At least 221 dead in India, Bangladesh, Nepal floods

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:58 PM

More than 1 5 million are displaced by monsoon flooding across the 3 countries

FLOODING. Indian army soldiers evacuate villagers in the flood affected Jakhalabandha area in Koliabor, some 186km from Guwahati, the capital city of India's northeastern state of Assam on August 13, 2017. Photo by Biju Boro/AFP

74 dead, dozens missing in monsoon disasters across Nepal, India

Aug 13, 2017 - 11:40 PM

The death toll could rise further as rescue operations continue in the two countries which are reeling from massive floods and landslides

Indian army soldiers and rescue personnel look for survivors at the side of a landslide along a highway roughly 200 kilometres (124 miles) from Himachal Pradesh state capital Shimla on August 13, 2017. At least six people have been killed and dozens more are missing after a massive landslide swept two buses off a hillside into a deep gorge in mountainous northern India, an official said on August 12. / AFP PHOTO / -

Russian diamond giant to review production after accident

Aug 06, 2017 - 8:46 PM

Eight mine workers of Alrosa remain missing following the flooding of its Mir mine

Russia's diamond giant says 9 missing after mine flooded

Aug 04, 2017 - 6:32 PM

3rd UPDATE Russian President Vladimir Putin who visited Siberia this morning is briefed about the accident his spokesman Dmitry Peskov tells the TASS state news agency

Floods in Thailand's northeast kill 23

Aug 02, 2017 - 5:02 PM

The flash floods disrupt air travel inundate rail tracks and swallow farmland across the rice farming region of Isaan affecting more than one million Thais

Lightning kills 21 as India reels from floods

Jul 31, 2017 - 10:05 PM

Eighteen people are killed in Odisha state authorities there say Another 3 die in Jharkhand state further north

How an entrepreneur turned a 'public enemy' into a money-making resource

Jul 30, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The water hyacinth considered a public enemy for clogging waterways and causing severe flooding is now being transformed into useful products by a Laguna community thanks to a Los Baños entrepreneur

The week in photos: July 22-28, 2017

Jul 29, 2017 - 12:57 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SWIM COMPETITION. China's Zhang Yufei in the women's 200m butterfly semifinals at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest on July 26, 2017. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

#FloodPH Alert: Flooded areas in Metro Manila on July 27

Jul 27, 2017 - 1:43 PM

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25 found dead as toll from Indian floods nears 120

Jul 26, 2017 - 11:11 PM

The official death toll from the floods in India s westernmost state stands at 119 with more than 36 000 people evacuated to safe areas as helicopters and boats try to reach those still stranded

Local gov't seeks end to flooding problem in El Nido

Jul 26, 2017 - 4:58 PM

Officials of the tourist town have to hurdle an obstacle to their planned storm drainage system – convincing owners of residential homes tourist inns and business establishments to observe the setback required by law

FLOODING. Some areas in the famous tourist town of El Nido is prone to flooding. Photo by Keith Anthony Fabro/Rappler