Disaster CARE

How the project come into being? August 2012 habagat strike that was the result of having a flooding in Marikina City.

During disaster c2g2 is a bystander, onlookers in the sufferings of Marikina people, even after the disaster on its recovery period still c2g2 is bystander.

Instead of supporting and doing something that could help to elevate the suffering of the people c2g2 was vigilance in the conduct of LGU response and rehabilitation of the affected communities and affected people.

On a Board of Directors meeting, discussed about the disaster happens. C2G2 acknowledge that should have something to do during the disaster. Helping the people is not only in terms of being vigilant in the LGU. When there is a disaster the organization should have its owned plan to support and assist in time of calamities and sufferings of the people.

For that reason, c2g2 Board of Directors decided to formulate disaster project.

The board decided and introduce a project called Community Advance Response in Calamities (Disaster CARE).

go to Disaster CARE Site

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Many residents from Marikina City, particularly those who live beside the river and creeks, are still traumatized.

Marikina was among the cities in the national capital region that was hardest hit by Ondoy. Most of its 70 casualties drowned. The cost of damage in infrastructure and agriculture reached more than 27 million pesos. http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/202012/news/nation/marikina-recalls-ondoy-acts-to-prevent-another-big-one

A 200-hectare area, the country’s “Shoe Capital” lies in a valley with a river running across it. It has a population of about 500,000.

During the two disasters, 70 percent of the city was flooded, with 30 percent under 20 feet of water, 20 percent under 10 feet of water, and 10 percent under five feet of water, said the vice-mayor.

SOME 70,000 houses and 2,000 buildings were damaged or destroyed, as were 20,000 vehicles.

For a time, the flood also rendered 21 public schools and 11 of 16 health facilities unusable. About P2 billion worth of property was damaged or destroyed. http://www.interaksyon.com/article/66023/lessons-shared–how-marikina-recovered-from-ondoy-and-habagat

Of the more or less 500 people killed by Ondoy, 68 were from Marikina, a city of 16 barangays.

Of the more or less 500 people killed by Ondoy, 68 were from Marikina, a city of 16 barangays.

Ondoy poured a record amount of rainfall over Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon, affecting 4.8 million people and leaving P11 billion worth of crops and infrastructure damaged in its wake.

Meanwhile, a year ago, in early August, water level at the Marikina River peaked at 20.6 meters due to torrential monsoon rains, way above the critical level, forcing local officials to sound the fifth alarm — the highest — as soon as the water level breached the 19-meter mark.

The monsoon rains of 2012 soaked Metro Manila and surrounding provinces and drove almost 50,000 Marikeños out of their homes and into 22 public schools-turned-evacuations centers, as well as gymnasiums and churches. There were no recorded deaths. http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/322974/news/metromanila/marikina-mayor-ondoy-2012-habagat-still-worse

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62 dead, 2.4 million affected by habagat rains, floods

Almost 2.5 million people in 149 towns and 31 cities in 16 provinces,  more than 384,000 have evacuated

Central Luzon is the hardest-hit area, with floods affecting at least 1,545,380 people.

In metro manila Around 343,193 people were affected.

The national government has yet to release estimates on the damage caused by the massive floods, but the DSWD said P45.3 million worth of relief assistance have been given by the national and local governments, and non-government organizations for flood victims.

Worst floods since the 1970s

The flooding that submerged 80 percent of Manila early in the week has largely subsided, allowing people to return to their homes, but vital rice-growing areas to the north remained under water as more rain fell there.

“We need something to eat. I haven’t gone to work or been paid for a week,” said Rogelio Soco, a construction worker and father-of-three in the small farming town of Apalit, about 60 kilometres (40 miles) from Manila.

The Southeast Asian archipelago endures about 20 major storms or typhoons each rainy season, many of which are deadly.

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/-depth/08/10/12/62-dead-24-million-affected-habagat-rains-floods

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