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Important Details Filipinos Need to Know During the Rainy Season..

By 5:30 AM

Remember the heavy rains brought by Typhoon Ondoy and Pepeng? Those were among the recent tropical depressions that devastated us with unusual floods. With the rainy season already here, let us take extra precautions of what to do to prepare ourselves during this season. Thinking ahead of time will definitely help each every one of us.

Take note of the following details provided by the government to determine on what to do during a heavy downpour..

If you have a smartphone or any type of mobile device capable of installing apps, these mobile apps are helpful enough in case of emergencies..


Project NOAH’s (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) mission is to undertake disaster science research and development, advance the use of cutting edge technologies and recommend innovative information services in government's disaster prevention and mitigation efforts.

1. Map View
- PAR (Philippine Area of Responsibility)
- Overview (MTSAT, Rainfall Contours, Chance of Rain, etc)
- Doppler (Subic, Tagaytay, Cebu, Hinatuan, Tampakan)
- Sensors (Weather Stations, Stream Gauges, Rain Gauges, Tide Levels)
- Weather Outlook (Probablity of Rain, PAGASA Typhoon Forecast)

2. List View
- Almost the same with Map View but presented as list for ease of use.

3. News
- ClimateX
- PAGASA-FFWS (Flood Forecasting and Warning Section)

4. Help
- Help articles and guidelines

5. Info
- Information Dashboard
- Useful links and contents

* plus status notifications for "Probability of Rain"
* share screenshot (in almost all views) or text contents (News) via applications (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Bluetooth, Gmail, etc)
* the app is themeable! (Holo Light [default theme] OR Holo Dark)
* supports animated overlays (MTSAT, Doppler, Chance of Rain)

- Store enough water and food.
- Charge all electronic devices in case of a sudden power outage.
- Listen to news either on TV, radio or social media. It never hurts to be always updated with what happening outside your home.

National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) +632 9111406; +632 9122665; +632 9125668
Philippine Coast Guard +632 527 8481 local 6290/6292, +632 3281098
Metro Manila Development Authority 136, +639175618711; (flood control) +632 8824177, +632 8820925
Meralco 16211, +639175516211, +639209292824
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) +632 9318101 to 07
Department of Health (DOH) +632 7111001
Department of Public Works and Highway +632 3043713
Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) 7890, +639188848484
Bureau of Fire Protection (NCR) +632 7295166; +632 4106254; +632 4071230; +632 4318859
Philippine National Police (PNP) 117; Text PNP to 2920
NCRPO +632 8383203; +632 8383354
Red Cross Hotline : 143 Trunkline: 527 0000


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