Integrating and Applying Technology in Response to the Super Typhoon Bopha Disaster. Humtech, Proceedia Engineering

Publication Date : 2015-12-01
Author : M. RossJ. SantiagoA.M.F. Lagmay
Countries : Philippines
Disaster Management Theme :
Disaster Type : Tropical Cyclone
Document Type : Research Paper
Languange : en
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The Philippines is recognized as one of the most natural hazard prone country in the world. The December 4, 2012 Super Typhoon Bopha(referred is the Philippines as Typhoon Pablo) and the November 8, 2013 Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) are recent major disasters which The Louis Berger Group (Louis Berger) was requested by the U.S. Agency for International Development(USAID) to rapidly respond to. Louis Berger quickly identified partners and appropriate technologies, which it applied during these post-disaster recovery activites, strengthening the requested response and building local capacity and preparedness for future natural disasters and responses. This paper is based on the vulnerability assessment (VA) component of the Louis Berger's contracted role in responiding to the Typhoon Pablo event. The major USAID-funded Louis Berger response to Typhoon Yolanda is ongoing with current contract completion scheduled in June 2016.