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Philippines Readies as Typhoon Glenda Arrives #StaySafe

Met by 25 to 30 typhoons on average annually, the Philippine government and its social-conscious citizens are preparing as tropical storm / typhoon Glenda (international name Typhoon Rammasun) makes a landfall via the eastern side of the country, in particular the Bicol region, today.

Typhoon Glenda

Typhoon Glenda

Glenda has maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness up to 150 kph.” – gov.ph

Socio-civic groups and netizens have been circulating warnings, school cancellation schedules, and government advisories online and in broadcast networks as the typhoon will be passing the country’s capital in Metro Manila.

On an individual capacity, make sure your household is prepared for untoward incidents by staying informed through different channels, preparing emergency food in forms of canned goods, enough bottled water, and ready to eat food. Make sure your gadgets, smartphones, flashlights, and batteries are fully charged.

Storm Signal and Rainfall Advisory

Check out this rainfall advisory signals link, storm warning signals, and government information boards.

Here are important phone numbers useful during emergencies (lowerpart for Metro Manila).

  • PAGASA
    • Website: pagasa.dost.gov.ph
    • Twitter: @dost_pagasa
    • PAGASA hotline: (02) 433-8526
  • NDRRMC
    • Website: phivolcs.dost.gov.ph
    • NDRRMC report an earthquake:
    • (02) 426-1468 to 79, local 124/125;
    • Text/call: 0905-3134077
    • Text only: 0918-9428354 – Send: Name, date and time of earthquake, location at the time of earthquake, intensity rating
Rainfall Advisory

Rainfall Advisory

  • MMDA Flood Control – 882-4177, 882-0925
  • Parañaque DPOS – 829-2056
  • Manila Traffic Hotline – 527-3087
  • Cainta Traffic Hotline – 646-0044, 655-7368 loc. 164
  • Las Piñas Traffic – 874-5756, 874-3957, 874-3927
  • Mandaluyong Hotline – 534-2993
  • Taguig Traffic – 838-4301 loc. 7112
  • Marikina STOC – 646-1651
  • Pasig Traffic – 643-0000, 724-5813
#GlendaPH

#GlendaPH

  • Makati Public Safety Dept – 844-3146, 819-3270

*Images and links are from DOST-PAG-ASA & http://www.gov.ph

Relevant Hashtags

Stay vigilant online with the following relevant hashtags on #GlendaPH useful in varying circumstances in need of rescue (#RescuPH), relief (#ReliefPH), and flood (#FloodPH), among others.

Typhoon Glenda is expected to affect Philippine climate until Thursday, July 17, 2014.

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