Questions raised over emergency warning systems in Philippines

Questions raised over emergency warning systems in Philippines

Typhoon UtorEmergency Specialists at Plan International say there are flaws with the Philippines emergency warning systems.

 The comments come in the wake of Typhoon Utor which hit the main island of Luzon on Monday leaving at least two people dead and 11 missing.

The typhoon carried winds in excess of 200 kilometres per hour and left thousands of residents homeless.  Reports claim some of the worst affected are farmers and fishermen living without easy access to communication devices.

Plan International’s Philippines Country Director, Carin van der Hor says government officials are doing the best they can but sometimes warning systems are not able to reach remote communities in time.

Typhoon Utor is currently veering closer to Hong Kong and China’s southern coast, forcing the cancellation of flights and suspending stock exchange trading.

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