#SantiPH: Help map floods, rescue needs
Help report incidents of flooding in your area or call attention to persons in need of rescue.
Project Agos Information Platform
How to report
- Click on the button to open the reporting form.
- Choose whether you want to report a flood or a rescue call out.
- 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.
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Typhoon Santi (international codename Nari) hit land at 11 pm, Friday, October 11, in Dingalan, Aurora. In its 5 am bulletin, state weather bureau PAGASA said Santi weakened as it crossed Central Luzon and headed towards the West Philippine sea (South China sea).
As of 4:00 am Saturday, October 12, Santi was in the vicinity of Iba, Zambales (15.4°N, 120.0°E), according to PAGASA. READ: Latest PAGASA bulletin as of 5:00 am, Saturday, October 12. Also READ: Typhoon Santi makes landfall in Aurora
PAGASA warned of heavy to severe damage to buildings, agriculture, and infrastructure as a result of the typhoon. Motorists are advised to take the necessary precautions when travelling over roads in the affected provinces.
The public should expect moderate to heavy flooding in low-lying areas and should take the necessary precautions to ensure their safety. READ: Time to prepare that disaster kit and #WeatherAlert: Mga dapat tandaan tuwing may bagyo
As part of Project Agos – a collaboration of the government and civil society for disaster preparedness and response – Rappler is calling on citizens to help report flooded areas and situations where people are in need of rescue. This information will help first responders and disaster management agencies identify hot spots and people in need of help.
To report a person in need of rescue, tweet the full details (exact location, description of need) to @MovePH or post on the MovePH Facebook page using the hashtag #RescuePH. For example: "Burnham area, Baguio in waist-deep water. Rescue needed."
The same goes for reporting a flood in your area, tweet @MovePH or post on the MovePH Facebook page using the hashtag #FloodPH. Please include the exact location and estimated or known depth of the flood. For example: "Provident Village, Marikina in waist-deep water."
This information will be mapped by Rappler and a team of volunteers on the Project Agos map.
In addition, the public 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.
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, for appropriate response.
Rappler 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
Together, we are harnessing the power of social media and putting ideas into action in building disaster resilient communities all over the country. – Rappler.com