The whole family went to an unforgettable beach vacation last week and one of the things that we enjoyed doing (aside from swimming and sharing wonderful meals together), is taking photos of the beautiful scenery around us. During our second night at Boracay, while we were walking around looking for a place to have dinner, we were fortunate to witness its breathtaking sunset. I am amazed by how peaceful and calming it can be; and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to see God’s magnificence everyday.
In times of typhoons and other types of disasters, we all want to be kept informed of all things that are happening around us. Most of Metro Manila and major part of Luzon are now flooded due to incessant rains and if one is to watch most local channels, reports have been coming in about the current state of all the areas that are continuously being devastated by the typhoon and of people being stranded on the road or in their own homes.
If you are among those who are lucky enough to still have a steady supply of electricity and internet connection (and most importantly a home that has managed to stay dry inside); you may get updates from local news channels as well as from social media, particularly Twitter.
Here are just some of the official Twitter accounts of government agencies where you can get official updates about the weather conditions, suspension of classes, how to extend help to the victims and other updates that concerns this recent calamity:
Official Gazette of the Philippines @govph
PAGASA- DOST @dost_pagasa
PAGASA-Flood Forecasting and Warning Section @PAGASAFFWS
Department of Education @DepEd_PH
Commission on Higher Education @PhCHED
National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council @NDRRMC_Opcen
Metro Manila Development Authority @MMDA
Department of Health @DOHgovph
Department of Social Welfare and Development @DSWDserve
Department of Interior and Local Government @DILG
You will be able to get official updates from them as well as send them whatever concerns you may have especially if you are in need of assistance.