Typhoon Pablo Hits Philippines Essay

1690 Words Jan 3rd, 2013 7 Pages
Name: Jo-ann Abantao
Year and Course: BSHRM-1A


The world we live in today is always changing, whether it be technology or the land. As these changes take place, society must adapt to them. Many things begin to change as a result of this and society beings to turn into something completely different. One of the most overlooked changes that takes place is that of the environment and landscape. The landscape is one of the most important parts of our society's culture and has a great effect on how we live. It seems that nowadays, many individuals are taking advantage of the land and nothing appreciating it for every thing that it is worth. Its true that not everyone is going to look at the environment and
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The heavy rains and strong winds of a typhoon can cause great loss of life and billions of dollars in property damage. As a typhoon approaches lands, its winds produce a rush of seawater called a storm surge that can devastate coastal areas.

Typhoon Pablo (Bopha), which barreled through southern Philippines early this month, is estimated to dent the economy by some P32 billion this quarter and the next, according to Socioeconomic chief on Tuesday. The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year has topped 1,000 and could still rise sharply, the government said on Sunday.
Typhoon Pablo (international name: Bopha) killed 1,020 people, mostly on the southern island of Mindanao, where floods and landslides caused major damage on December 4, civil defense chief Benito Ramos said.
A total of 844 people remain missing, about half of them fishermen who ventured out to sea before Pablo hit, Ramos said, adding he feared many of the missing were dead.
"The death toll will go higher. We found a lot of bodies yesterday, buried under fallen logs and debris," he told AFP.
He expressed fears the toll from Pablo would exceed the 1,268 confirmed dead after typhoon Sendong (international name: Washi) hit the southern Philippines in December last year.
"We prepared. We were just simply overwhelmed," said Ramos.
"They did not expect this intensity. The last time (this part of the country) got hit by a

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