DOH declares ‘Code Blue Alert’ in Metro Manila

The Department of Health (DOH) declared Tuesday a “Code Blue Alert” in all government hospitals and health facilities in Metro Manila following the continuing inclement weather brought about by southwest monsoon.

“We have raised the alert due to the series of flooding in various areas of the region and the rising number of affected residents due to the continuous downfall of heavy rains,” DOH-National Capital Region (NCR) Director Eduardo Janairo. (Read the rest of this entry)

Red Cross: Need help? Put white cloth outside

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) called Tuesday on residents looking to be evacuated from their flooded homes to place white cloths outside the place they are staying to make rescuers aware of their desires.

In an advisory, PRC chairman Richard Gordon said it would be best to help rescuers find them by following this instruction and immediately calling their hotline 143 and 527-0000.

“You can put a white blanket outside your house so that rescuers can easily locate where you are,” said Gordon. (Read the rest of this entry)