Category Archives: disasters

Lack of urban planning dev’t policy in PH poses more risks

HONOLULU, Hawaii (MindaNews / 12 Feb) – The lack of urban development policy in the Philippines may even cause a more troubling impact on the economy and the poor urban migrants in several communities when natural calamities like typhoons hit, an expert from the East West Center here said Tuesday (Feb. 7). Speaking to Filipino […]

7 dead in Northern Mindanao floods

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/17 January) — A day after the worst flooding that hit Northern Mindanao since typhoon Sendong in 2011, rescuers found seven bodies stuck in the mud along rivers and creeks in the region. Office of the Civil Defense Region 10 spokesperson Titus Velez said rescuers counted six fatalities in Cagayan de […]

Flash flood hits Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 November) – Flash floods brought about by a heavy downpour struck this city Friday afternoon, causing a heavy traffic jam. Floodwaters rose ankle- to knee-deep along Navarro, Borromeo San Nicolas, Diez, Sarvida, Roxas and Narcisco streets and Kilometer 1, national highway, Gemina and Vasquez streets were impassable as floodwaters rose from knee […]