Landslides and sinkholes belong to natural disasters that pose physical and environmental threats in communities near in a landslide area. These cause disruption of transportation routes, damage of properties, injuries, and even death. On February 17, 2006, Southern Philippines encountered a massive landslide that buried a village, recorded 85 deaths and 981 missing individuals which were assumed dead based on the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs report. To avoid or eliminate such disaster from happening again, this module will discuss mitigation strategies including preventive measures to avoid loss of lives and properties.
The Module is intended to equip you with knowledge concerning “Mitigation Strategies: A Prevention to Loss of Lives and Properties”.
After going through this module, you are expected to:
1.Define, identify, and apply mitigation strategies in preventing or reducing deaths, injuries, property damages, environmental and other losses from rainfall-induced landslide and sinkhole.
2. Synthesize or create an action plan involving both prevention/mitigation and adaption/preparedness components.
3. Value the benefits of understanding mitigation strategies and planning to prevent or reduce the loss of lives and properties.
This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.
Please use this module with care. Do not put unnecessary marks on any part of this SLM. Use a separate sheet of paper in answering the exercises and tests. And read the instructions carefully before performing each task.