Project Agos Disaster Information Map
#EsterPH: Help map critical reports
MANILA, Philippines – Tropical depression Ester threatens to bring heavy rain to Batanes and other northern Philippine provinces, according to state weather bureau PAGASA. (READ: The latest weather forecast for Ester)
Ester began as a low pressure area that entered the Philippine area of responsibility on Monday, June 9. As of this publication, Ester is in the vicinity of Ilocos region and the Batanes Island.
PAGASA raised public storm signal no. 1 over Batanes, Calayan and Babuyan group of islands.
PAGASA also officially announced the onset of the rainy season.
Ester is forecasted to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Thursday, June 12.
Project Agos Disaster Information System
Rappler is activating its Project Agos Alert Map, a map that can be used by disaster management officials, responders, and the public to monitor, report, and respond to critical alerts.
You can help report critical information such as flooding, road or building damage, or those who need rescue or assistance using the Agos Alert Map. Rappler's MovePH team will monitor the map and alert the relevant local authorities.
How to make a direct report on the Agos Alert Map:
- Click on the button to open the reporting form.
- Choose whether you want to report a flood, a rescue call out or any critical information.
- Provide the complete details, including the exact location and short description of the report.
- You may also want to provide your contact details so Rappler or its volunteer mappers can verify the report.
- Click on submit to send the report to Rappler. It will be mapped instantly. Refresh your page to view it.
To report a person in need of rescue, tweet the full details (exact location, description of need, person in need, and contact details) to @MovePH or post on the MovePH Facebook page using #RescuePH. For example: "Areas near Buntun Bridge in waist-deep water. Rescue needed for Juan de la Cruz, contact: 0917-8383832."
When reporting flood or damage in your area, tweet @MovePH or post on the MovePH Facebook page using #FloodPH. Please include the exact location and estimated or known depth of the flood. For example: "Entrance to Provident Village, Marikina in gutter-level water."
You can also submit direct reports on the map by clicking on the Report button at the top right, as well as share the mapped reports via Twitter.
This information will be monitored by Rappler and a team of volunteers.
Rappler will provide the information on the map to the Office of Civil Defense, the secretariat of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Philippine National Police (PNP), and other responders like the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) for appropriate action. – Rappler.com
Disclaimer: Information based on data collected by WeatherPhilippines Foundation, Inc. shall not be taken as official data. Weather information broadcasted and distributed by PAGASA remains as official data.
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