Integrating and Applying Technology in Response to the Super Typhoon Bopha Disaster

Authors / Editors: M. Ross, J. Santiago Lagmay, Alfredo Mahar


ABSTRACT

The Philippines is recognized as one of the most natural hazard prone country in the world. The December 4, 2012 Super Typhoon Bopha (referred is the Philippines as Typhoon Pablo) and the November 8, 2013 Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) are recent major disasters which The Louis Berger Group (Louis Berger) was requested by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to rapidly respond to.Louis Berger quickly identified partners and appropriate technologies, which it applied during these post-disaster recovery activities, strengthening the requested response and building local capacity and preparedness for future natural disasters and responses.This paper is based on the vulnerability assessment (VA) component of the Louis Berger's contracted role in responding to the Typhoon Pablo event. The major USAID-funded Louis Berger response to Typhoon Yolanda is on-going with current contract completion scheduled in June 2016.


Published by: Procedia Engineering , 2015 | Page Nos: 100-109
Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877705815010164
Type of Publication: Journal Article