PUROK. The purok, a smaller unit in villages in Daram, serves as a support network for Guindapunan residents, helping survivors like the Gudines family to pick up the pieces after the disaster/ Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

How a small Samar town survived deadly storm surges

A coastal town in Samar province successfully weathers Typhoon Ruby by capitalizing on organized response as well as on timely, specific and localized early warning information. (HFA Priority 2 and 5)

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