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Philippine Planners Plot Disaster Risks

Philippine disaster risk reduction planners are mapping their way through the hazard prone parts of Metropolitan Manila with a new tool that will help pinpoint vulnerable structures, assess population density and calculate financial losses should disaster strike. Planners are looking to use it nationwide. The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. Its location in the Pacific places it on tectonic plates, making it vulnerable to earthquakes, as well as tropical ...

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