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VSU turns over flood hazard, resource maps to Eastern Visayas towns

Jun 11, 2017 - 9:14 AM

After 3 years of research VSU turns over high resolution maps and data in CDs to representatives of local government units in the 5 provinces of Region 8

DOST scientists receive AFP 'Gawad sa Kaunlaran'

Dec 30, 2016 - 12:52 PM

The awardees are DOST Executive Director Dr Mahar Lagmay and geologists Peter Khallil Figueroa Ferrer and Carmille Marie Escape

How to know if your area is near a fault line

Aug 07, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Phivolcs' FaultFinder web app lets users determine their distance from the nearest active fault line

NDRRMC warns against floods, landslides in #ButchoyPH areas

Jul 07, 2016 - 2:32 AM

Local disaster councils are tasked to be on heightened readiness

How drones can be a force for progress

May 30, 2016 - 1:15 PM

Meet the team behind Skyeye – environmental scientists and sociologists convinced that drones are the best answer to the country s land titling and mapping woes

Photo by Skyeye

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

Project NOAH is official map for Yolanda rehab

Oct 10, 2015 - 6:06 PM

Confused which multi hazard map to use? Project NOAH maps are the official ones says NOAH Executive Director Mahar Lagmay

Photo from AFP

Taal 1754 eruption: Will history repeat itself?

May 25, 2015 - 6:00 PM

What would happen if the 6 month long 1754 eruption of Taal Volcano were to happen today? Are we ready?

BASE SURGE HAZARD. This hazard map by Phivolcs shows where base surge from a 1754-like eruption is likely to reach (orange) and the bufferzones that may experience ashfall (yellow). Image courtesy of Phivolcs

Fault-finders, storm-chasers: Hazard mapping in the PH

Mar 15, 2015 - 10:05 PM

The Philippines is the 3rd most disaster prone country in the world making hazard maps a necessity for Filipinos

Lessons from Guinsaugon: How do landslides happen?

Feb 17, 2015 - 7:00 AM

UPDATED The landslide that buried the village of Guinsaugon in Saint Bernard Southern Leyte could not have been prevented But understanding the science behind landslides and using the knowledge for planning and coordinating community action could prevent loss of lives in the future

9 years after the landslide, how is Guinsaugon?

Feb 15, 2015 - 9:36 AM

Survivors of the mudslide have moved on But rebuilding in an area that is highly vulnerable to natural hazards remains a challenge

RECOVERY. The portion of Mt Can-abag that collapsed and buried Barangay Guinsaugon 9 years ago is still visible. Now, the former landslide site in Saint Bernard, Southern Leyte is being used for farming.

Yolanda a year after: Few LGUs asking for multi-hazard maps

Oct 28, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Few local government units taking advantage of scientific data on disaster preparedness could undermine the government s goal of building back better after Yolanda

#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

DOST to map ARMM for hazard-prone areas

Apr 29, 2014 - 6:46 PM

A plane carrying laser scanners will fly over Basilan Sulu and Tawi Tawi starting August to determine what areas are prone to flooding and other natural hazards

RESILIENCY. DREAM program leader Engr Enrico Paringit talks about how LiDAR technology can be used to help build a disaster-resilient community. File photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

#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

#CaloyPH: Hazards in affected provinces

Mar 21, 2014 - 7:45 PM

UPDATED This map shows which areas along Caloy’s track are susceptible to floods and landslides

QUICK LINKS: Preparing the nation for disasters

Nov 17, 2013 - 8:05 PM

How is the country dealing with climate change?

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Philippine hazard maps online

Nov 15, 2013 - 2:18 PM

This page includes hazard maps produced under the READY Project and other recent efforts to map hazards in the country