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Initiatives for Community and Disaster Resilience (ICDR) Speaker Event
The Initiatives for Community and Disaster Resilience (ICDR) was created with the collaboration of the Center for Public Service and the Economics Department, aims to serve as an intellectual hub for students, scholars and practitioners to work on issues related to emergency management and preparedness and community resilience from natural disasters. As part of its activities, ICDR hosts a series of speaker events such as this event with guest speaker Dan Bihn.
Dan Bihn is an engineer-storyteller who translates and communicates complex energy issues to nontechnical audiences through lectures, classes, and interactive eBooks. In 2013, he was an invited speaker at Tohoku University’s symposium for post-Fukushima disaster resilient energy systems. This was followed in early 2014 by a lecture series he gave in Jamaica on “Smart Energy Islands” funded by the Japan Foundation of New York…
Typhoon Nock-Ten Batters Philippines, Raising Flood Fears
MANILA—Typhoon Nock-Ten battered densely populated areas south of Manila after making landfall in the Philippines on Christmas Day, with strong winds uprooting trees and knocking down power lines, and heavy rains submerging several low-lying towns.
The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported at least three deaths in Albay province, but disaster officials were still trying to verify whether they were related to the typhoon. The Associated Press reported that a farmer had died after being struck by a falling tree in Quezon province, southeast of Manila.
Rescue authorities had spent the days before the storm struck cajoling people to evacuate their homes. Many were reluctant to do so during the largely…
Powerful typhoon Nock-Ten rocks and destroys part of the Philippines
A POWERFUL typhoon that spoiled Christmas Day in parts of the Philippines, leaving at least four people dead and destroying homes, roared over a congested region near Manila with slightly weaker but fierce winds.
Typhoon Nock-Ten cut power to five provinces at the height of Christmas celebrations and displaced tens of thousands of villagers and travellers in Asia’s largest Catholic nation.
A farmer died after being pinned by a fallen tree in Quezon province and three other villagers, including a couple who were swept by a flash flood, died in Albay province, southeast of Manila, after the typhoon made landfall in Casiguran province Sunday night, police said.
Nock-Ten, locally known as Nina, then blew westward across mountainous and island provinces, damaging homes, uprooting trees…