PAG-ASA COLOR CODED WARNING ALERTS [Revised]

In relation to my previous post regarding the PAG-ASA's Color Coded Warning Alerts, the PAG-ASA issued an update changing the color 'Green' warning into 'Orange'.

The color warnings initially caused confusion because (1) the public didn't really know what they meant, (2) people were so used to storm signal numbers, they didn't see the significance right away of there color-coded alerts, and (3) color 'Green' is usually associated with something 'good' or 'go' or 'positive'.

As a response to this growing confusion, the PAG-ASA issued a revision to their color-coded warning alerts, turning the 2nd alert (Green) into color Orange.




To quote the Gov.ph website:
The flood alerts
Under the heavy rainfall warning system, a yellow warning is raised when the expected rainfall amount is between 7.5 mm and 15 mm within one hour and likely to continue.
Communities given this advisory are advised to be aware of the weather condition and warned that flooding may be possible in low-lying areas.
The orange alert is raised in areas where rainfall is between 15 mm and 30 mm within one hour. Flooding is a definite threat in communities under the orange alert.
red alert is issued when downpours constitute an emergency. This is raised when observed rainfall is more than 30 mm within one hour or if rainfall has continued for the past three hours and is more than 65 mm.
When PAGASA raises a Red warning, communities should be prepared to respond. It means serious flooding is seen and that residents should be ready to evacuate to safety.
How it works:
Based on the alert level, find out if your area is affected. For example, if you live in Marikina, go to Project Noah. The real-time flood reference for Marikina can be seen if you click flood maps and go to flood inundation. PAGASA generates flood scenario for Marikina river every 10 min.
In cases of alerts, it’s the LGU in charge:
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
Makati Public Safety Dept. – 844-3146, 819-3270
All LGUs have identified evacuation areas to be used in case of flooding. These are the barangay multi-purpose court, selected barangay halls, and public schools—elementary and H.S.
I hope you find this post useful. Take care!

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