Natural Hazards in the Philippines
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Natural Hazards in the Philippines

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What weather condition produces lightning, thunder, heavy rainfall, and possibly a tornado?

Thunderstorm

What agency in the Philippines is responsible for providing protection against natural calamities?

PAGASA

What happens to the air as it comes into a low-pressure area?

It warms up and begins to rotate

What does PAGASA stand for?

<p>Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is vulnerability according to the text?

<p>The characteristics and circumstances of a community, system, or asset that make it susceptible to the damaging effect of hazards</p> Signup and view all the answers

What occurs as the temperature of the water rises in a weather system?

<p>The system grows and an eye will be formed</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of flooding occurs when seawater floods normally dry, low-lying land?

<p>Coastal Flooding</p> Signup and view all the answers

When does the first tropical cyclone of the year start with a name beginning in letter A?

<p>Every year</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who are considered the 'Less Vulnerable Sectors' according to the text?

<p>Those with the ability to acquire material resources, skills, and training</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who are considered the 'Most Vulnerable Sectors' in the text?

<p>Those with low capacities to withstand and overcome disaster effects</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are some emotional effects of disasters?

<p>Grief and self-blame</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is a cognitive effect of disasters?

<p>Memory impairment</p> Signup and view all the answers

What do physical effects of disasters include?

<p>Fatigue and exhaustion</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the 'Not Vulnerable Sectors' in society as per the text?

<p>Sectors with high positions in the community</p> Signup and view all the answers

How can vulnerability be viewed according to the text?

<p>As a result of a process involving various factors making a population more vulnerable</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a disaster from a physical perspective?

<p>Visible and quantifiable effects on physical elements</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the two main categories through which vulnerability can be discussed as mentioned in the text?

<p>Demographic and socio-economic</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is a psychological perspective on disasters?

<p>Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other mental disorders</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does RADAR stand for?

<p>Radio Detection and Ranging</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the Doppler effect help Doppler radar recognize?

<p>The frequency shift of waves related to an object's velocity</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does a disaster result from?

<p>A vast ecological breakdown in human-environment relations</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main purpose of Doppler radar?

<p>To visualize the formation and path of cyclones in real time</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is flood defined as?

<p>The inundation of land areas not normally covered by water</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are two key elements that contribute to flooding?

<p>Rainfall intensity and duration</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is NOT classified as a general classification of hazards?

<p>Biological Hazards</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are hazards that arise from purely natural processes in the environment called?

<p>Natural Hazards</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is an atmospheric single element hazard?

<p>Excess Rainfall</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the definition of hazards according to the text?

<p>Elements of the physical environment, harmful to man and caused by forces extraneous to him.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which type of hazards arise through the interaction of natural processes and human activities?

<p>Quasi-Natural Hazards</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is an example of a technological hazard according to the text?

<p>Toxicity of pesticides to agricultural lands</p> Signup and view all the answers

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