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« on: September 14, 2013, 09:32:04 am »

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I have been preparing and telling people about the Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake since around 2006.  After attending a seminar and viewing a presentation by the MMDA last Aug. 27, 2013...I have found out that the national government is not preparing for just one, but two destructive quakes.  The second is a Magnitude 7.9 that will also trigger a 2-meter high Tsunami...and both Earthquakes may have an Intensity of 8 to 9.

[1] Possibility of 7.2 Magnitude EQ occurring along the Fault on the Eastern part of Metropolitan Manila. [2] Another scenario is a strong earthquake at Manila Bay capable of generating a 2-meter high tsunami affecting western coastline of Metro Manila.

Effect is characterized by strong ground shaking (Intensity 8 & 9) along most parts of MM, liquefaction, and landslides causing severe damage to buildings (mostly residential), thousands of deaths and injuries, disruption of lifelines and services, and widespread fires.

Source: METRO MANILA EARTHQUAKE IMPACT REDUCTION STUDY (MMEIRS) FINDINGS


The problem is, the PREPARATIONS are only at National and Metropolitan Manila level...but NOT at the BARANGAY LEVEL.

The MMDA already has a very comprehensive impact assessment.  Meaning, the government knows which areas will be the most affected...what bridges and roads will be destroyed (because of their current state)...they have maps where you could see where the 500 simultaneous fires will break out (MMIERS, 2004).

One major fire will be at the Pandacan Oil Depot.  Those underground pipes will not withstand the impact of the quake. 

Every person should have an emergency survival kit to last for 3 to 5 days...because this is the estimated time before any help will arrive.  Aside from the roads and bridges, the airports and seaports (piers) will be highly damaged.  Metro Manila will be isolated.  The entry point of external help will be at the Batangas Port...just imagine how far that is and how difficult .

Communication will be a major problem too.  DURING DISASTERS REMEMBER: DON'T USE THE PHONE LINES TO CALL OR COMMUNICATE.  Imagine millions like you simultaneously calling!  The government authorities will also be using those lines for the rescue and relief operation.  You, and millions of others like you will block the communication lines if you use them simultaneously.  Remember the Ondoy disaster.  The cell sites and phones lines were not damaged...they were congested with calls!

I am sharing this because a lot of people are not taking the preparations seriously.  I am highly involved in the emergency group where I work, but its very disappointing when people are not participating actively in the drills that we conduct.

The MMDA Conducts seminars and trainings on how to prepare for the two destructive earthquakes.  Contact: Public Safety Division, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, to know more.  Involve you entire family and your whole community...tell your Barangay Officials to do their job.

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Re: calamity/ emergency preparedness
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 12:51:34 pm »

Sa press conference sa TV, maganda at very informative ang mga sinabi ni Solidum.  Hindi natin mapipigilan ang lindol, pero may magagawa tayo para mabawasan ang epekto nito.  Kahit pa Magnitude 8 at nasa building ka, basta may tamang preparations sa structure at iba pang aspect... its possible na di tayo masyadong maging affected.

20 dead, power down as 7.2 quake hits Bohol
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/507169/6-dead-power-down-as-7-2-quake-hits-bohol

"MANILA, Philippines — At least 20 people were killed when a 7.2 earthquake hit Bohol and other parts of Visayas and Mindanao Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Fifteen of the fatalities were in Cebu, the country’s second most important city, civil defence office spokesman Reynaldo Balido told reporters.

The local government units from around Visayas also said that 43 people were wounded. The fatalities have not been identified.

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Re: calamity/ emergency preparedness
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2013, 02:08:25 pm »

Related topic:
What do you do in case of fire emergencies?
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Re: calamity/ emergency preparedness
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2013, 12:58:02 pm »

☼ Hi everyone. Today, I would like you to remember that God loves us so much and He continues to journey with us. However, we live in a world plagued with disasters, both natural and man-made.

There are major catastrophic events that are about to happen. Are we ready?

Two of these have already been determined by our modern Scientific research. There's nothing surprising about this if we study the Geography of our planet and our country (please refer to the PowerPoint I'm sharing here). Fault lines move every several hundred years. Destructive earthquakes and Tsunami occur.

From 1990 to 2004, Japan's JICA, together with our DOST and MMDA have published their findings in the Metro Manila Earthquake Impact Reduction Study (MMEIRS). We have two major scenarios for Metro Manila:

(1) Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake (Destructive) from West Valley Fault with Intensity 8 to 9 in Metro Manila (the fault line stretches across the metro, from Quezon City/Rizal in the North and up to Muntinlupa in the South),

(2) Tsunami of about 2 to 4 Meters hitting Manila Bay, mouth of Pasig River and Taguig from a Magnitude 7.8 Earthquake originating from the Manila Trench (at sea).

When these and other catastrophic events occur, will our people be ready spiritually as well as physically?

Will we forget about God's love? When the grounds shake, will some be overwhelmed by great fear and lose sanity? If some are injured or trapped in collapsed structures for days, will there be enough faith in a God who's always with us, consoling us, giving us strength, feels the pain with us...heals us, saves us, survives with us? If some perish, will they be prepared to enter Heaven? If some survive after witnessing the death of loved ones and destruction...will there be enough will to go on with life.

Will there be enough faith and love for a people to rise up and survive disasters...and be a witness to God's work of salvation?

Remember the previous disasters we confronted as a people...and how the whole world (through the Media) had seen our faith in God...our love for Jesus Christ...our love for the Blessed Virgin Mary!

Filipinos are evangelizing the world. This may come after catastrophic events...but this delivers the highest results...when the earth is jolted to wake up and arise from its indifference and intoxication to materialism!

Today, in the Gospel we learn how each one of us is very precious to God...like one lost sheep to a good shepherd.

The MMEIRS study for the first scenario (M7.2 quake) estimates the number of loss of human life at 33,500 and the injured, at 120,000. Each one of these are precious to Him.

The numbers above are just a small portion of those that will be affected. The population of Metro Manila was estimated at around 10 Million. Many will survive...but how will their faith in God be affected after the catastrophe?

Bridges/Flyovers will collapse, Water pipelines will break, Electrical cables and telephone lines will be cut, NAIA Airports will be damaged and unusable...and the only entry point for rescue and relief will be at the Batangas Port (please refer to MMDA PowerPoint I'm sharing).

It may take about 3 to 5 or even 7 days before help would start to arrive (remember Typhoon Yolanda operations). That's up to a week without food, water and other basic necessities! How will our people cope? How will they survive these days? Will their faith save them?

Please pray and help in informing everyone (and empowering them) about the preparations we are all doing. You may forward the link I'm sharing here.

MMDA Earthquake preparedness presentation for Metro Manila
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jun21shdmry54xl/Earthquake%20Preparedness-MANILA.ppt