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#YolandaPH: Help map critical reports for Project Agos

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Volunteer mappers are needed to keep track of critical information on Typhoon Yolanda

MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday, November 7, 2013. READ: Typhoon Yolanda: East Visayas signal no. 4.

Help report critical information such as flooding, road or building damage, or those who need rescue or assistance using the Project Agos disaster information map. Rappler’s MovePH team will monitor the map and alert the relevant local authorities.

How to make a direct report on the map:

  1. Click on the  button to open the reporting form.  
  2. Choose whether you want to report a flood, damage, or a rescue call out. 
  3. Provide the complete details, including the exact location and short description of the report.
  4. You may also want to provide your contact details so Rappler or its volunteer mappers can verify the report.
  5. Click on submit to send the report to Rappler. It will be mapped instantly. Refresh your page to view it. 
 

Need rescue?

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.

Volunteers needed

MovePH is looking for volunteer map curators to help scan social media for flood and rescue reports and place them on the map. Map curators can also help flag spam reports or other false information on the map. Volunteers can sign up to staff designated shifts here. (READ: PH+SocialGood Heroes wanted)

The Philippine government and other volunteer groups are also monitoring the #FloodPH and #RescuePH hashtags. (READ: Disaster response and volunteerism– Rappler.com

 

Get the latest info on the status of areas affected by typhoon Yolanda (international codename: Haiyan).

Help the victims of Yolanda. Visit Rappler’s list of ongoing relief operations in your area. Tell us about your relief and recovery initiatives, email move.ph@rappler.com or tweet us @moveph.

Visit rappler.com/typhoon-yolanda for the latest updates on Typhoon Yolanda.


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