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Community Mobilisation for Early Warning in the Philippines

  • Zenaida G. Delica

Abstract

With regard to certain hazards the communication of an early warning to the population at risk could save lives and mitigate damage, but only if the warning actually reaches the people in danger and if they in turn heed the warning before the threat occurs. What happens if the specific warning fails to reach the vulnerable communities? How should the people respond to the impending threat?

This paper is about how a community in the Pinatubo affected areas managed to survive in the midst of lahar1 threats by using community-based approaches to disaster preparedness. It deals with the people’s capacity to take upon themselves the responsibility of monitoring hazards and issuing warnings to save the entire population of their respective communities.

Keywords

Debris Flow Tropical Cyclone Early Warning Early Warning System Disaster Preparedness 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zenaida G. Delica
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  1. 1.Citizen Disaster Response CentreQuezon CityPhilippines

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