Philippines responding to typhoon
President Benigno Aquino is under growing pressure to speed up the distribution of food, water and medicine to desperate survivors and to get paralysed local governments functioning.
basically government overwhelmed
Roofs were ripped off houses, brick-and-mortar buildings also destroyed
Some citizens underestimate risk, stay at home, immediately killed
Very slow typhoon responce
A lot of people hungry and thirsty
Many government officials didn't work because were killed, injured, lost family or were simply too overcome with grief to work.
USS and Japan send soldiers and aircrafts and vessels
United Nations has admitted its response to the typhoon disaster in the Philippines had been too slow
Philippines prepares for typhoons (VOA news)
WFP has helped pay for a mechanized system that can pack food in an emergency, can pack 50,000 packages in a day
For the past four years, USAID, a United States government development assistance agency, has been giving the World Food Program $5 million each year.
Help getting food to many people with suddenly no food.
hundreds of volunteers hand-packed tens of thousands of food care packages
more than a hundred thousand families per day
Should check energy infrastructure
Philippine authorities moved 800,000 people to sturdy shelters before typhoon
Move people to the main island, storm surges could potentially flood islands.
Hong Kong prepares for typhoons
Warning systems (on HKO)
Gives people extra shelter
Tell people how to stay safe
Advertises that there is a typhoon coming
Cancels transportations (planes and vessels)
Hong Kong responding to typhoon
Pay for any damage of infastructure
Transportation: Big Affect