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Philippines: Disaster Preparedness Storm Shelter Project 2016

PHILIPPINES DISASTER PREPAREDNESS STORM SHELTER PROJECT 2015 - 2016 On average the Philippines receive 20 typhoons a year, and these natural disasters are growing in frequency and intensity. In November of 2013, Typhoon Haiyan hit reaching wind speeds of 315 kilometres per hour, devastating communities and claiming more than 6,300 lives. Just over one year later, [...]

Philippines: Compressed Earth Block Project 2014

PHILIPPINES COMPRESSED EARTH BLOCK PROJECT 2014 In February of 2014, GlobalMedic transported the IMPACT 2001A to Tacloban. This machine compresses soil into compressed earth blocks (CEBs) that GlobalMedic has used in the building of homes. These homes are permanent structures that are typhoon, flood, fire, and earthquake resistant. To ensure community evolvement, GlobalMedic trained 40 [...]

Philippines: Typhoon Hagupit Response 2014

PHILIPPINES  TYPHOON HAGUPIT RESPONSE 2014  On December 6th, 2014, category 5 Typhoon Hagupit (known locally as Typhoon Ruby) roared into the eastern Philippines with winds up to 215km/hour.  The strong winds and lashing rain ripped off tin roofs and toppled power lines in areas still bearing the scars of the last super typhoon just 13 months [...]

Philippines: Super-Typhoon Haiyan Response 2013

PHILIPPINES SUPER-TYPHOON HAIYAN RESPONSE 2013 On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Typhoon Yolanda) made landfall in the Philippines. For hours, the islands of Leyte, Eastern Samar, Panay, and Cebu faced sustained wind speeds of up to 315 km/h. For senior GlobalMedic personnel first on the ground, this disaster was beyond anything they’d [...]