I postdBecause of the nasty weather we’ve been having for the past weeks, it’s important to always be prepared. To gear up for any possible emergencies, you must know who to contact or how you can communicate to others your situation. Thank goodness for mobile devices (cellphones, internet sticks, laptops and tablets), we can easily get in touch with groups that are in charge of rescue or disaster operations.
Emergency Hotline Numbers You Need to Know
National Disaster and Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC):
- (02) 911-1406
- (02) 912-2665
- (02) 912-5668
Philippine National Red Cross:
- (02) 911-1876
Philippine National Police ( PNP ):
- Send TXT PNP to 2920
- (02) 433-8526
Philippine Coast Guard:
- (02) 527-3877
- (02) 922-5155
Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP NCR):
- (02) 729-5166
- (02) 410-6254
- (02) 431-8859
- (02) 407-1230
Department of Transporation and Communications ( DOTC ):
- (02) 304-3713
- (02) 3-5000
- (02) 580-8910
- (02) 776-7777
Local Government Units for Metro Manila
- Malabon City: (02) 292-1405
- Navotas City: (02) 281-1111
- Caloocan: (02) 288-8811 local 2295
- Valenzuela: (02) 292-1405
- Manila Traffic Hotline: (02) 527-3087
- Cainta Traffic Hotline: (02) 646-0044 / 655-7368 local 164
- Las Piñas Traffic: (02) 874-5756 / 874-3957 / 874-3927
- Mandaluyong Hotline: (02) 534-2993
- Taguig Traffic: (02) 838-4301 local 7112
- Marikina STOC: (02) 646-1651
- Pasig Traffic: (02) 643-0000 / (02) 724-5813
- Makati Public Safety Dept: (02) 844-3146 / (02) 819-3270
Emergency Contacts through Twitter
If you have an internet connection and no access to a landline or mobile phone, thankfully, we are now able to report problems, emergencies or concerns through Twitter. These are the Twitte accounts you should take note of. Heck, I recommend you add them to a list, so you can easily monitor their tweets.
- Philippine Government: @govph
- MMDA: @MMDA – You can find out which roads are unpassable due to floods.
- MMDA: @MMDATweets
- PAGASA-DOST: @dost_pagasa
- Department of Education: @DepEd_PH
- Philippine Red Cross: @philredcross
- @NDRRMC_OpCen – For rescue operations.
- @DOTCPhilippines – For information on public transportation.
- Meralco: @meralco – For brownout schedules.
Philippine News on Twitter
Find out the latest updates on the weather and how the rest of the country is affected through these news sites on Twitter:
- TV 5’s Rescue team: @RESCUE5PH
- GMA News: @gmanews
- DZMM TeleRadyo: @DZMMTeleRadyo
- Rappler: @rapplerdotcom
- ABS-CBN: @ABSCBNBreaking
- ABS-CBN News Channel: @ANCALERTS
- Inquirer: @inquirerdotnet
- The Philippine Star: @PhilippineStar
- DZRH: @DZRHNews
- Updates on Marikina: @MarikinaPIO
Twitter Hashtags You Should Monitor / Follow:
If you want to read about rescue and relief operations or updates on other parts of Metro Manila, follow these hashtags on Twitter:
- #FloodPH – General news on the flood situation.
- #PHalerts – Updates on government advisories / announcements.
- #ReliefPH – Updates or how you can get information on relief operations.
- #RescuePH – Updates on rescue operations.
I have been retweeting posts from some of these hashtags to get the word around. It’s the least I can do to help everyone. And, of course, this comes with prayers for them.
Websites for Disaster / Flood Updates:
- Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards or Project Noah:
- Pinas 911: http://pinas911.info/ – This is a site that shows you feeds on the Twitter hashtags listed above, all in one place.
I hope this list helps. Be safe everyone!