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Knowledge and presence of mind are necessary tools for survival during floods, thunderstorms, and other natural disasters and emergencies. Here are some of the tips you must remember and apply, especially during this rainy season:

  1. Make sure you have an emergency disaster kit.
    • Home kit: Fill your kit with the following: batteries, radio, flashlights, ready-to-eat food in case you get stuck at home for days, drinking water, medicine, and clothing in case you need to evacuate.
    • Traveling kit: In case you are traveling to or from the office, make sure you have the following: boots, raincoat, flashlight, huge umbrella. Bring only the bare necessities; avoid taking heavy luggage.
  2. If your car is parked in a space where floodwater is likely to come in:
    • Disconnect the car battery.
    • Remove the computer box and head unit.
    • Spray the alternator with WD-40 and wrap it in plastic.
    • Cover the tailpipe and intake manifold.
    • Spray the sensors with WD-40.
  3. Even if the water seems shallow, don't drive through it unless it is necessary.  You might not be able to see the dips in the road leading to loss of control or stalling. But if you really need to drive, you should:
    • Shift to 1 or low gear to prevent the water from entering the exhaust pipe.
    • If you drive stick, make sure the engine's revs are up by applying level force to the clutch pedal to avoid stalling.
  4. Never attempt to walk into flooded areas.  But if you must, remember these tips:
    • Walk in an area where the water is not moving.
    • Use an umbrella or a long stick to check that there are no holes in the ground or road.
  5. Use your phone wisely. Make sure it has a full battery, so you can use it in case you need to contact someone. Call these emergency numbers for help or rescue.

Emergency Hotlines (source: GMA News)




Outside Manila

(02) 911-1406 / (02) 912-5668

Cainta Traffic
 (02) 646-0044

(046) 419-1311

(02) 927-1335 / (02) 433-8526

Las Pinas Traffic
(02) 874-5756

(044) 791-8149 / (044) 791-8148

(02) 725-3176 / (02)723-04-01 / 117 or send TXT PNP to 2920

(02) 534 2993 / (02) 5332225

(042) 373-6007

(02) 729-5166

Makati Traffic
(02) 844-3146 / (02) 819-3270

(02) 620-2400

MMDA Metrobase
136 / (02) 882-4154 loc. 271

Makati Rescue
168 / (02) 899-8928 / (02) 895-8243


Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)
(02) 527-8481 to 89

Pasig Rescue
(02) 643-0000 /Pasig Traffic (02) 6411907


North Luzon Expressway (NLEX)
(02) 580-8910 (02) 580-8911

Marikina Rescue
161/ (02) 933-3076


Skyway System Hotline
(02) 776-7777

(02) 8422201 / (02) 8422433


South Luzon Expressway (SLEx)
(0908) 8807539

Quezon City DPOS
(02) 928-4396/ 927-5914 / 924-2027


Department of Health
(02) 711-1001

Taguig (02) 6423721 /
(02) 6423580


(02) 7890

Manila Emergency Hotlines
(02) 5280615 / (02) 5233378



Malabon Emergency Hotlines
 (02) 281-4999 loc. 1017 or 1018



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