For updates on Typhoon Yolanda visit the feature page on the Official Gazette website. The page contains a Google Crisis Map in partnership with Google Philippines, including a cowdsourced map of evacuation centers, crisis areas, and relief drop zone areas in relation to Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. PCDSPO is working with Google to ensure Philippine government data is provided in a timely manner.
#YolandaPH #rescuePh for those needing rescue. This hashtag will be monitored by volunteers who will consolidate reports; the consolidated reports are submitted by PCDSPO to NDRRMC. #reliefPH for aid and relief efforts. This hashtag will be monitored by DSWD. #floodsPH to report floods to media, fellow citizens, and the authorities.
How to make sense of flood alerts:
Under the heavy rainfall warning system, a yellow warning is raised when the expected rainfall amount is between 7.5 mm to 15 mm within one hour and likely to continue.
Communities given this advisory are advised to be aware of the weather condition and warned that flooding may be possible in low-lying areas.
The orange alert is raised in areas where rainfall is between 15 mm to 30 mm within one hour. Flooding is a definite threat in communities under the green alert.
A red alert is issued when downpours constitute an emergency. This is raised when observed rainfall is more than 30 mm within one hour or if rainfall has continued for the past three hours and is more than 65 mm.
When Pagasa raises a Red warning, communities should be prepared to respond. It means serious flooding is seen and that residents should be ready to evacuate to safety.
How it works:
Based on the alert level, find out if your area is affected. For example, if you live in Marikina, go to Project Noah. The real time flood reference for Marikina can be seen if you click flood maps and go to flood inundation. PAGASA generate flood scenario for Marikina river every 10 min.
Official Gazette: the official portal of the Republic of the Philippines. Tweets consolidated updates and information. Follow @govph PCDSPO: Tweets #WalangPasok advisories from schools and institutions, other advisories. Follow @pcdspo Also see Department of Education@DepEd_PH NDRRMC: Tweets links to the regular consolidated reports on damage/activities, including rescue/relief/rehabilitation. Requests that appear on the #RescuePH are consolidated and vetted by volunteers who then submit the list to PCDSPO which liasons with NDRRMC to include online requests in the list of those who need rescue. Follow @NDRRMC_Open PAGASA: For weather forecasts and advisories follow @dost_pagasa
DSWD: Updates on the prepositioning, organization, distribution, of relief and other assistance; also monitors the #ReliefPH hashtag to help coordinate/consolidate releif efforts. Follow @dswdserves
Armed Forces of the Philippines: Follow @TeamAFP MMDA: For traffic, #FloodsPH advisories, follow @MMDA