340+mm rainfall in 6hrs (8am-2pm) registered in QC, the worst ever since 1967. For context, per Vic Calanog, Hurricane Katrina dumped over an inch of rainfall in Louisiana for 3 hours and another 0.5 inches per hour over the next 5 hours on August 29, 2005. Ondoy dumped an average of 2.24 inches per hour for six hours.
This certainly is a State of Calamity:
As of 11am Oct 1, the Philippines is bracing for another typhoon: Typhoon Pepeng (International name: Parma) which has intensified further as it continues to move towards Northern Luzon
How We Can Help
Sen. Manuel Villar Jr. emergency hotlines for dumptrucks going to flooded areas for rescue of stranded people:
Private citizens who would like to lend their motor boats for rescue please call Emergency #s: 912-5668, 911-1406, 912-2665, 911-5061.
Food items: Rice, noodles, canned goods, sugar, iodized salt, cooking oil, monggo beans and potable water
The following manufacturers/distributers are offering discounted prices for bulk items:
Mineral Water - SMC: hotline 632-2000. Viva 500mL (24/case) P220/case. Wilkins 500mL (24/case) P335/case (they deliver if you order 30 cases)
Family Sardines - Quennie; 09178331981; P10.50 per can, 100 cans per box (retails at P11.50)
Mega Sardines - Michelle; 09188889911; P11 per can, 100 cans per box
Medicines: Paracetamol, antibiotics, analgesic, oral rehydration salts, multivitamins and medications to treat diarrheal diseases
Non-food items: Bath soaps, face towels, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, plastic mats, blankets, mosquito nets, jerry cans, water containers, water purification tablets, plastic sheetings, and Laundry soap
Rehabilitation Programs: Shelter materials for house repair
Note: Food, clothing, water and cash are not the only things you can donate! After the floods come water borne diseases such as malaria, dengue and typhoid. Blood will be needed to save lives. Please donate blood to the Red Cross. Call 143 for details!
SAVE THE BABIES! PGH is in dire need of expressed breastmilk. They will process donations (pasteurize, etc) and bring to evac centers. Many babies in the centers are suffering from diarrhea due to formula feeding. Mothers are too stressed to nurse.Pls contact Dra Silvestre in PGH. Or Lita Nery 09185557565, 09185557565. You may also go the PGH Milkbank, 4th flr. Call 5548400 local 3409. Ask for any NICU fellow.
School Supplies: Let us help the children get back to school! Museo Pambata accepts donations of notebooks, pad papers, pencils, crayons and other school supplies for children victims of Typhoon Ondoy. Bags, food items, clothes, etc. are also welcome. Bring donations to Museo Pambata from 8am to 5pm. For more information you can call us at 5231797 to 98, ask for the Programs Department.
NOTE TO THOSE OVERSEAS PREPARING BALIKBAYAN BOXES: READ and COMPLY with the general advisory on donations to the Philippines. http://www.philippine-embassy.org.sg/index.cfm?GPID=53
Note: For a more exhaustive list, go to http://bit.ly/rT8FC
Let's leave the blaming for later. Right now, what everyone needs is help. Times like these call for People Power..... Note: Take DOXYCYCLINE 200mg tab single dose as prophylaxis for Leptospiral infection. LEPTOSPIROSIS is an infecton of an organism found in rat urine. Patients infected have a history of wading in flood waters especially those with open wounds. Symptoms may include flu like symptoms, leg (calf) pain, redenning of the eyes, jaundice,etc.
The Makati Med medical missions in Cainta/Rizal area will run for one week beginning Monday, September 28. Doctors and personnel will visit evacuation areas to provide consultations and distribute medicines as needed, while the Health Services Program (HSP) center, located at the Ground Floor of MakatiMed, will be open 24/7 for one week to assist those who were affected by the typhoon. Volunteers may submit their names and contact details to Dr. Victor Gisbert of the Social Services Dept and HSP at 0917.8922807 or Dr. Johnny Sinon, Emergency Department of MMC at 0917.5261345. Donations will be accepted, in cash or kind. You may send your contributions to Ms. Jocelyn or Ms. Fatima at the Social Services Office, Ground Floor of the Makati Medical Center, Amorosolo St, Makati. They can also be reached at telephone numbers 8888-999 locals 7124 and 7104.
NOTE: This entry will be updated regularly.