#Hagupit: Help map critical reports
MANILA, Philippines – There is a big chance of Hagupit directly hitting the Philippines, state weather bureau PAGASA said on Wednesday, December 3.
It is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Thursday, December 4, with 160 km/h winds and gustiness of up to 195 km/hour. It will be given the Philippine codename Ruby.
The typhoon is then expected to cross the Visayas – Samar, Leyte, the northern part of Cebu, the northern part of Panay, and southern part of Bicol – by Sunday, December 7, if current forecasts hold.
Agos Disaster Alert Map
During this extreme weather event, access to timely information is critical to saving lives.
You can help report critical information such as flooded areas, damaged roads, or people in need of rescue by reporting your location and the situation on the Project Agos Disaster Alert Map. [Click the image below to see the Agos Disaster Alert Map]
To report a flood or any critical information:
- Click on the report button at the top right corner of the map.
- Provide your name, the location of the report and other important details.
- You can also share your report via social media.
The crowdsourced data can be used by disaster management agencies to mobilize response teams to the area.
Rappler and online volunteers will verify the reports and relay them to the appropriate government and non-government response agencies.
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