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Insurance Commission, Cebuana advocate disaster resiliency thru micro insurance

As easy as loading your cellular phones and as low as P25 per month, people can have another lifeline in times of disaster or calamity through micro-insurance. This is the advocacy of Cebuana Lhuillier and the Insurance Commission in the Baguio leg of their Disaster Resilience Forum Road Show on Friday, April 8. Insurance Commission Supervising Insurance Specialist Shayne Rose Bulos outlined the importance of bringing in the micro – insurance advocacy in improving disaster resiliency in every community given the high vulnerability of the country to disasters and calamities. Bulos cited that during the onslaught of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) alone, its impact reached around 16 million people including 4.1 million who were almost displaced, while in terms of damages, casualties reached 6,300 with over 700 million US dollars in estimated damages to agriculture and infrastructure…

 

Shelter animals in times of natural disasters

Millions of farm animals are thought to have been killed in natural disasters like bushfire.  AAP: Tracey Nearmy Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-24/firefighter-feeds-sheep/4977940

Millions of farm animals are thought to have been killed in natural disasters like bushfire.
AAP: Tracey Nearmy
Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-24/firefighter-feeds-sheep/4977940

For many of us, our pets are considered part of our families. During severe weather their safety may be in jeopardy, but Elkhart is working on a plan to locate and shelter animals in times of natural disasters. Retired police officer John Faigh now heads the Elkhart Emergency Management Department. After taking the job, he looked at a number of programs. “The pet is a member of your family, and that’s the first thought in any type of disaster is how do I take care of my pet, or is my pet lost during a disaster is it going to be taken care of,” said Faigh. “Those are the things we needed to address for the City of Elkhart.” Faigh says especially in the aftermath of floods or tornadoes…

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