Over the last 48 hours we have been closely monitoring the reports coming out of the Philippines, where it is now estimated that over two million people are affected by floods in and around Metro Manila following monsoon rains exacerbated by the recent Tropical Storm Haikui. Based on the reports we have gotten so far, a few of our members are already responding, but the situation seems to be such that local resources and capacity will in most cases be enough to deal with the situation. This of course is highly dependent on amount of rainfall in the coming days. We will of course closely monitor the situation and if there are any changes then we will activate our emergency response group.
A couple of information resources have become available that we wanted to make you aware of:
Google Crisis Map for Philippines - http://www.google.org/intl/en/crisisresponse/2012-08-philippines-flood.html
Crowd sourced collection of information sources - http://bit.ly/PhilFloods2012Info
We have also started running high resolution weather forecasts for the Metro Manila region, in collaboration with our cloud solution partner SARWeather. We hope these forecasts will help your organizations with operational planning. These are available at https://www.sarweather.com/forecast/result/20120809-142332-d2d7:7fa5a6fade27/static/precipitation/0
Of course if the situation worsens or if more good information sources become available, then we will be back with further information.