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Typhoon Koppu to batter Philippines for days, dumping up to 4 feet of rain

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Typhoon Koppu is barreling toward the island of Luzon in the Philippines, where it is forecast to hit land over the weekend as a Category 4 storm and then refuse to leave. Because of its slow movement, the storm could dump a catastrophic amount of rain through Tuesday, with totals in some mountainous areas potentially reaching as high as 50 inches, and as much as a foot or more falling across a wide area. The storm, named Lando in the Philippines based on the local weather agency’s naming system, may undergo a period of rapid intensification on Saturday morning local time, with several…

 

Building resilience

While we were preoccupied with speculating on the fortunes of the political personalities who filed their certificates of candidacy this week, a typhoon brewed over the Pacific. Typhoon “Lando,” with international name Koppu, threatens Northern and Central Luzon and even the island’s southern provinces as it is expected to make landfall this weekend over either Isabela or Aurora. The weather bureau has warned local government units and residents of vulnerable areas that the slow-moving typhoon may bring life-threatening storm surges, flash floods and landslides from heavy rainfall…

 

India to host Asia Partnership meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction next month

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, UN-ISDR) will host the 2nd ISDR Asia Partnership (IAP) meeting in New Delhi on Nov.17-19, 2015. The main focus of the three-day IAP meeting will be to discuss the substantive preparation of the Asia Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR), 2016 to be held in New Delhi on November 14-17 next year. The IAP meeting will also provide an opportunity to discuss substantive issues related to the implementation of the Sendai framework at the regional, national and local level…

 

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