Now, "Ready" to get out of harm's way

from by Tonette Orejas:

Are Filipinos ready to get out of harm’s way if and when storm surges, flash floods, landslides, ground ruptures, liquefaction or tsunamis occur?

Rather than give sweeping answers, government experts have been providing explicit information instead to help communities come up with a more localized way of dealing with nature’s violent side and ensuring the safety of lives and property.

Under Project “Ready” also called the Hazard Mapping and Assessment for Effective Community-Based Disaster Risk Management, detailed maps are produced for every hazard that is likely to hit a province based on its natural features, active fault lines, past events and other factors.

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