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19 dead in Vietnam as floods rage on

Jul 22, 2018 - 2:13 PM

Floods and landslide from heavy rains have ranged far and wide and impacted rural and urban areas, including the capital Hanoi

#FloodPH Alert: Flooded areas in Pangasinan, Tarlac on July 21

Jul 21, 2018 - 10:14 PM

Use the hashtag #FloodPH to report flooded areas or post related updates on agos.rappler.com

The week in photos: July 14-20, 2018

Jul 21, 2018 - 1:13 PM

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

Croatian supporters react after their team scored in downtown Zagreb on July 15, 2018, during the 2018 Russia World Cup final football match between Croatia and France, the first final World Cup match ever in the history of Croatia. AFP Photo

PNP taps cops for disaster response as floods hit cities

Jul 17, 2018 - 2:45 PM

The Philippine National Police activates its disaster response units as the southwest monsoon triggers heavy rain and flooding

ACTIVATED. More cops are tapped in disaster response operations by the PNP. File photos by Ben Nabong, Kevin dela Cruz/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Flooded areas in Metro Manila on July 17

Jul 17, 2018 - 1:15 PM

Heavy rain from the southwest monsoon triggers floods in the country's capital region

Residents walk through waist-deep flood at Barangay Doña Imelda in Quezon City due to heavy rains brought by the Southwest Monsoon enhanced by Tropical Depression Henry on July 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

The week in photos: July 7-13, 2018

Jul 14, 2018 - 12:11 PM

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

VIVE LA FRANCE. A France fan cheers before the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between France and Belgium at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 10, 2018. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Japan PM meets rain disaster survivors, pledges more aid

Jul 13, 2018 - 2:05 PM

Top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga says the toll is now 204 dead, with 28 people still missing

PRAYER. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (2nd L) and Ehime Prefecture Governor Tokihiro Nakamura (L) offer a silent prayer for disaster victims in Seiyo City, Ehime prefecture on July 13, 2018. Photo from Japan pool via Jiji Press/AFP

Japan tackles clean-up as rains toll nears 200

Jul 12, 2018 - 11:17 AM

With around 60 people still feared missing, local authorities say they will continue searching house by house looking for survivors, or victims

SEARCH. A member of Maritime Self Defense Forces searches for missing persons at a flood damage site in Kure, Hiroshima prefecture on July 12, 2018. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

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Jul 10, 2018 - 10:06 PM

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Japan rescuers go house to house as flood toll hits 156

Jul 10, 2018 - 11:22 AM

(UPDATED) The crisis is the deadliest weather-related disaster in over 3 decades, and has sparked national grief

RESCUE. This picture taken on July 9, 2018 shows a survivor being rescued from his house in the Mabicho district in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, some three days after flooding caused by rains devastated parts of Japan. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Official death toll from record Japan rains rises to 75

Jul 08, 2018 - 6:15 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The toll is expected to rise significantly, with local media already putting the number of fatalities at 90

DISASTER. A picture shows cars trapped in the mud after floods in Saka, Hiroshima prefecture on July 8, 2018. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

44 dead as record rains devastate parts of Japan

Jul 08, 2018 - 8:33 AM

Japan's local media put the death toll at 50, with dozens more missing and the number of fatalities expected to rise further

6 dead, 52 admitted in a week due to leptospirosis

Jun 27, 2018 - 11:21 PM

The National Kidney and Transplant Institute has converted its covered basketball gym into a leptospirosis ward

LEPTO WARD. The basketball gym of the NKTI is now the hospital's leptospirosis ward. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Flash floods hit Metro Manila

Jun 21, 2018 - 8:00 PM

A thunderstorm brings heavy rain on Thursday, June 21, triggering flash floods

Photo courtesy of Rejinel Valencia

Flood damage would double without coral reefs – study

Jun 13, 2018 - 1:43 PM

Coupled with projected sea level rise driven by global warming, reef decline could see flooding increase 4-fold by century's end, researchers report in the journal Nature Communications

CORAL REEFS. Fish swim in the coral reef of Bunaken Island national marine park in northern Sulawesi on May 14, 2009. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Heavy rain hits Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Central Luzon

Jun 11, 2018 - 1:30 PM

(UPDATED) Rain from the southwest monsoon triggers floods in low-lying areas and forces class suspensions

Commuters protect themselves from a sudden downpour in Makati City on June 11, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Flood-prone Dumaguete braces for storms with a map

Jun 07, 2018 - 3:16 PM

Dumaguete's disaster management office is geotagging the city in case of crippling disasters

Search for missing as Kenya burst dam toll reaches 45

May 11, 2018 - 10:24 PM

A portion of the earthen wall of the dam collapsed, sending millions of liters of water coursing down a muddy slope, engulfing nearby settlements and destroying power lines over a stretch of some 10 kilometers

FLOODING. Villagers cross through receding waters in an area of flash flooding at Solai in Subukia, Nakuru County on May 10, 2018, after the banks of a private dam used for irrigation and fish farming burst its banks some 40kms north of the lakeside town of Nakuru in Kenya's Rift Valley. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

NEDA committee approves Mindanao flood control infra, Metro Manila bridges

Mar 13, 2018 - 6:55 PM

These projects, which will be elevated to the NEDA Board for confirmation, are estimated to cost a total of P66.57 billion

At least 5 dead as storm brings wind, floods and snow to U.S. Northeast

Mar 03, 2018 - 12:42 PM

Coastal flooding alerts are issued from New Jersey to Massachusetts with winter weather advisories, winter storm warnings and high wind warnings in effect from the Northeast to the Mid-Atlantic

COLD. People brave cold weather as they walk on the street in New York on January 5, 2018. Photo by Jewel SAMAD/AFP

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