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Philippines mudslide 2006

Causes:
Main cause was the exceptionally heavy rainfall associated with the La Nuna event
in the western pacific. 200cm of rain fell in 10 days, loading slopes and weakening
slope materials
Slopes in the region are steep and mudslides and other mass movements occur
frequently. Widespread deforestation…

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o 200 rescue workers brought to the disaster site.
o International aid was provided by the red cross and red crescent and a
disaster appeal raised US$1.6million
o Gov concerned to better identify the areas most at risk from mudslides,
has commissioned a new $1.5milliom geohazards survey and mapping
maps…

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