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Volunteer for Agos today

Sep 12, 2018 - 4:02 PM

MovePH is looking for Agos volunteers who will help gather critical information in times of disasters

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

Asia most exposed to disasters, Africa most vulnerable – study

Mar 24, 2016 - 7:41 AM

Among mega cities Manila – facing a triple threat from cyclones superstorms and earthquakes – tops the list of urban areas with the highest number of people exposed

ASIA MOST EXPOSED. Heavy traffic is seen along Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue with a backdrop of Manila's financial district skyline in Makati City, the Philippines, April 15, 2014. File photo by Francis R. Malasig /EPA

Sorsogon towns evacuate residents ahead of multi-hazards

May 07, 2015 - 6:53 PM

Sorsogon province evacuates more than 1 000 people amid the twin threats of a pending volcanic eruption and an approaching typhoon

OFF LIMITS. Volcanologists have warned local officials and residents of Irosin town in Sorsogon province not to enter the 4-kilometer permanent danger zone around Bulusan volcano. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Strong quake hits Mexico, one dead

Jul 29, 2014 - 9:23 PM

UPDATED A 6 3 magnitude earthquake hits eastern Mexico on Tuesday July 29 shaking buildings as far as the capital and rousing people out of their beds at dawn

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How can we prepare for storm surges?

Jul 23, 2014 - 7:27 PM

Can an archipelago like the Philippines with thousands of coastal communities really mitigate the effects of storm surges brought by extreme weather conditions?

NEW MODEL. Dr Keqi Zhang discusses the US NOAA system for giving storm surge forecasts. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Case Study: Albay Province Disaster Risk Management

Nov 19, 2013 - 11:15 PM

This study describes how Albay province institutionalized measures to address the preparedness aspects of DRRM

Disaster preparedness posters and flyers

Nov 17, 2013 - 11:04 PM

Information tools regarding natural hazards prepared by various government agencies