Nepal Flood 2014

2013 Flood and Tropical Storm Philippines

What happened in Social Media

People needing immediate help due to Tropical Storm Maring used Twitter with hashtag #RescuePH. Almost 100 people were rescued due to the unified hashtag scheme Source.


Official Hashtag Structure

ReliefPH – Resource Coordination
RescuePH – Rescue needed
#SafeNow – Resolves #RescuePH

FloodPH – Reports of damage
MaringPH – Storm reporting


Optional SMS:
@rescueph TEXT “RescuePH <Name of person to rescue> <address, municipality>” TO 26008 (Globe only) #rescueph check


What happened in the disaster
Aug 21: Current NDRRMC Sitrep 7 (PDF)There are 15 dead, 41 injured and 4 missing as of 6pm on Aug 21.  A total of 515 areas in 80 municipalities/cities under Regions I, III, IV-A, IV-B, NCR were reported flooded.


Aug20: According to the NDRRMC update issued on 20 August 2013,  effects of the storm have left at least seven people  dead. Some 600,000 people (approximately 125,000 families)  have been affected across  503 barangays (villages) in  five regions  of Luzon . At the moment,  some  41,000 people had sought safer shelter in  200 evacuation centres .  An additional 90,000 people are staying with friends and relatives. Classes have been suspended at all levels in the National Capital Region, as well as offices since 20 August 2013 as major roads were impassable due to the  massive flooding.


Aug20: Major dams have reached critical levels and flooding is expected downstream once the dams open their gates. Water levels in Laguna de Bay have risen drastically, threatening to displace thousands of families living in its surroundings. The provinces of Cavite, Laguna, municipalities of Santa Maria and Narvacan in Ilocos Sur, as well as cities of Mandaluyong and Muntinlupa in Metro Manila, among others, have been placed under the state of calamity due to damage wrought by the floods in these areas

National and Regional Links


Government of Philippines


Government of Philippines – Dept of Health

Emergency Numbers
Emergency Nos:NDRRMC: 911-1406

PNP: 117

MMDA: 136

PAGASA: 433-8526

MERALCO: 16211


COAST GUARD: 527-3877


During typhoons, floods, earthquakes, tsunami, other calamities and disasters, the NDRRMC has provided Hotline Numbers (911-1406 / 912-2665 / 912-5668) which the public can contact at any given time.


Enable Txt Msg on Zero balance Phone:

#MaringPh *SOS (*767) on your mobile phone enables 3 free txt msgs read how  via @SMARTCares


Optional SMS:
@rescueph TEXT “RescuePH <Name of person to rescue> <address, municipality>” TO 26008 (Globe only) #rescueph check

Nearest Airports
Manila International Airport WebsitePhoto Aug 21 Manila Airport

Photo Aug 20 Manila Airport

Twitter List PH Officials@RescuePH





ReliefPH – Resource Coordination
RescuePH – Rescue needed
#SafeNow – Resolves #RescuePHFloodPH – Reports of damage
MaringPH – Storm reporting
Facebook RescuePH
Maps and Situational awareness reports
DOST Service Institutes
DSDW Report Aug 20Phil Red cross Aug 20

Glide # 2013-000095

Map of Social Media RescuePH: .

Google CrisisMap:
Map of Dams

Map of Provinces

Weather Map via @Gislio

SitRep No. 7 “HABAGAT”

SitRep No.6 “HABAGAT”

SitRep No.5 “HABAGAT”

SitRep No.4 “Habagat”

SitRep No.3 “Habagat”

SitRep No.2

SitRep No.1

Video link
Heroes emerge – In the midst of disaster, float collaboration among Filipinos. Photos from netizens show how citizens helped the flood victims and one young man with “never give up” tshirt says it well. Jenny Reyes August 20,
Hospital directory Philippines:

Department of Health (DoH) Maps:

Aug 21 Sitrep lists shelters  Sitrep [49pgs]Aug 21 Gov.PH link of Evacuation Centers
    Red Cross

Animals in Disaster
Directory of Animal Shelters Listings

DENR-PAWS Wildlife Rescue Center
Quezon City, Luzon

Urgent Needs Information
See Map of Social Media RescuePH:
General Information
Actual Situation Reports by government:
Transportation, Infrastructure and Road Conditions:
Roads and bridges in the affected areas that were rendered impassable included: 

Aug 21

At least 65 roads in Ilocos, Central Luzon, southern Luzon, Bicol, Cordillera and Metro Manila remain impassable due to flooding. Aug 21 GMA News Online


Aug 20

“A section of SCTEX from Clark South going to Porac has been closed as a result to ensure the safety of motorists. Rerouting of traffic flow to and from the Subic area and surrounding towns is currently being implemented, while technical assessment on the damage is ongoing,” BCDA said.

SCTEX Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway in Porac, Pampanga.

Follow dam reports Folks should follow @PAGASAFFWS


MaringPH Map Dams

SMART Communications instructions for flood victims
Picture Links
Aug 20 Cavite NoveletaAug 20Manila Lagusnilad

Aug 20 Villarica subdivision Cainta

Aug 20 Gamban at Camia Pasay Makati City

Aug 21 Manila Airport

Aug 20 Manila Airport

Fakes and MistakesReverse Image search courtesy


Mistake – Cars under water
2012 Original (Blog) – 2013 Mistake
Maring Mistake Cars 2013


Coast Guard rescue  2012 Original 2013 Mistake


Maring Mistake Coast Guard 2013


Maria Carey in Street   Original   Fake

MaringPH Fakes and Mistakes Photo

Video LinkAug 19 Binan LagunaAug 19 Imus Cavite

Aug 20 Pinoy

Aug 19 Manila