News, Science, Visayas

NASA Damage Map Helps in Typhoon Disaster Response

16 Nov , 2013  

A new, space-based map generated by scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., in collaboration with the Italian Space Agency to assist in disaster response efforts shows the regions in the Philippines hit hardest by Super Typhoon Haiyan. The typhoon tore a wide swath of devastation across the island nation on Nov. 8, 2013. […]

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Disaster, News, Visayas

Desperate ‘Yolanda’ survivors flock in Tacloban, as many want to flee the devastation

16 Nov , 2013  

Thousands of survivors of super typhoon “Yolanda” are now trying every means possible to flee to Manila or nearby Cebu due to lack of food and drinking water. Other looming problems facing city residents are health and sanitation due to still unretrieved bodies and inadequate toilet facilities or clogged comfort rooms. Evacuees have been crowding […]