In a recent article about a deadly typhoon that hit the northern Philippines, CRS’ country representative Joe Curry credits people’s experience with these storms for not seeing a higher death toll.
[Joe Curry] said other people involved in the rescue and relief operation said the death toll may be lower than feared because residents were well prepared. “I think people are agreeing that these places have been hit many times before, so they know how to deal with typhoons. The flood damage is less than it has been before.”
Typhoon Utor ripped across the Philippines’ northwestern Aurora province on Monday, killing two and leaving tens of thousands homeless.
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CRS most recently responded in the aftermath of Typhoo Bopha in the Philippines in December 2012, providing clean water, shelter and hygiene kits to thousands of people, and clearing mud and debris in the most affected areas.