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Philippines Shifting to Disaster Response as Typhoon Approaches

As a powerful typhoon slowly churns its way to the eastern Philippines, emergency managers are shoring up efforts for what they hope will be a seamless disaster response. The Office of Civil Defense says more than 600,000 people have gone to evacuation centers and the government continues to prod more residents to leave vulnerable areas.  With emergency relief and basic necessities such as sanitation kits and blankets being distributed, preparations are now shifting to how to deal...

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