#BasyangPH: Help map critical reports for Project Agos
MANILA, Philippines - Tropical Depression Basyang (Kajiki) made landfall on the evening of Friday, January 31.
In its 7pm bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) identified the center of the storm to be in the vicinity of Siargao Island.
The storm hit land early, considering PAGASA's earlier estimate of a landfall around midnight.
Residents are advised to stay alert and monitor the news for the latest information on #BasyangPH.
You can also help report any incidents of damage or other critical alerts on the Agos Alert Map.
Project Agos Disaster Information Map
How to make a direct report on the map:
- Click on the button to open the reporting form.
- Choose whether you want to report a flood, damage, 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.
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.
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