MANILA, Philippines —Heavy rains brought by Tropical Depression Agaton has left 37 dead as it traverses the coastline of eastern Mindanao, as of January 18 Saturday, 7:00PM. (READ the latest updates on TD Agaton).
As of Saturday, January 18, at least 46 villages are flooded in Butuan City, dispacing over 3,000 families. Meanwhile, the province of Dinagat Islands was without power since Friday evening, January 17, due to the heavy rains and strong winds.
Netizens reported minor to moderate road damage in parts of Mindanao, tweeting photos of stalled traffic and high river levels.
Help report critical information such as flooding, road or building damage, or those who need rescue or assistance using the Project Agos disaster information map. Rappler's MovePH team will monitor the map and alert the relevant local authorities.
How to make a direct report on the map:
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)