Community Disaster Management Plan

Abstract:

Tsunami – in the event of a tsunami, all residential and public facilities at the sitio proper will be wiped out. This is due to the fact that the built-up area is within the low elevation part of the barangay which is just approxim ately 2.5 meters above sea level (Guimaras GIS data). Based on PHIVOLCS data, the areas most vulnerable to tsunami are the coastal areas facing the Philippine Sea, Pacific Ocean, South China Sea, Celebes Sea, Sulu Sea and Mindanao Sea. The southern part of Guimaras being exposed to the Sulu Sea makes it vulnerable to tsunami. In addition, the Negros Trench which is located south of Guimaras further increases the probability of tsunami occurrence. Owing to the location of Tando, tsunami warning is a major factor to consider. In the event of a tsunami, the impact will be catastrophic for Barangay Tando.

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Source InstitutionWorld Bank
Source URLhttp://info.worldbank.org/etools/docs/library/239286/CBDRM_ECP_Arias.pdf
Page Count8
Place of PublicationGuimaras
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