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Adaptation of community and households to climate–related disaster


The case of storm surge and flooding experience in Ormoc and Cabalian Bay, Philippines:

This study aims to document the actual experience of the community and households in Ormoc, Leyte and selected municipalities along Cabalian Bay in Southern Leyte (Philippines) to flooding brought about by extreme climatic events and their perception, preparedness, and planned adaptation for the potential threat posed by climate change-induced sea level rise.

Specifically, the study intends to: (i) determine the socio-economic characteristics of the community in general and of the households in particular in selected disaster-prone area; (ii) assess the vulnerability levels to flooding of the community and households in the selected disaster-prone areas; (iii) identify and analyse the adaptation measures/strategies and coping mechanisms being formulated and implemented by the households, communities, and local government units to mitigate the impacts from natural disaster; (iv) determine the level of awareness, perception on, and preparedness for natural disaster occurrence such as flooding and storm surge due to climate-change induced sea level rise among households, the community, and local government units; and (v) draw policy insights and recommendations for improving adaptive management responses of households and local government units to natural disasters in general and to sea level rise in particular.

Keywords

  • Themes:Climate Change, Community-based DRR, Social Impacts & Resilience
  • Hazards:Flood, Storm Surge
  • Countries/Regions:Philippines

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/14816

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