Updated: PAGASA Color-coded rainfall alert system

Effective August 9, here is the new color-coded rainfall alert system for Metro Manila

This morning at 8:30, PAGASA changed its color-coded warning signals, changing the green category (ALERT for possible evacuation) to orange. Here is a chart for reference.

Under the heavy rainfall warning system, a yellow warning is raised when the expected rainfall amount is between 7.5 mm to 15 mm within one hour and likely to continue.

Communities given this advisory are advised to be aware of the weather condition and warned that flooding may be possible in low-lying areas.

The orange alert is raised in areas where rainfall is between 15 mm to 30 mm within one hour. Flooding is a definite threat in communities under the green alert.

A red alert is issued when downpours constitute an emergency, Pagasa said. This is raised when observed rainfall is more than 30 mm within one hour or if rainfall has continued for the past three hours and is more than 65 mm.

When Pagasa raises this warning, communities should be prepared to respond. It means serious flooding is seen and that residents should be ready to evacuate to safety.

All these alert systems will be disseminated through SMS, Twitter, the Pagasa website and faxed advisories.

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Follow @GetReadyPinas for safety tips during floods.

Emergency hotlines via @govPh

Visit Government Information on natural disaster

National Disaster and Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) hotlines
(02) 911-1406, (02) 912-2665, (02) 912-5668

Philippine National Police (PNP) Hotline Patrol
117 or send TXT PNP to 2920

Bureau of Fire Protection (NCR)
(02) 729-5166, (02) 410-6254, (02) 431-8859, (02) 407-1230 

Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) hotline
7890 or 0918-8848484

Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Metrobase hotline
136

MMDA Flood Control
882-4177, 882-0925

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)
(02) 304-3713

Red Cross hotline
143, (02) 911-1876

North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) hotlines
(02) 3-5000 and (02) 580-8910

Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) hotlines
(0920) 96-SCTEX (72839)

Skyway System Hotline
(02) 776-7777, 0915-6256231, 0939-5006910 

South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) hotline
0908-8807539

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) hotline
(02) 433-8526

Philippine Coast Guard
(02) 527-3877, (02) 527-8481, 0917-724-3682, 0917-PCG-DOTC

Local government units (partial)

Manila Traffic Hotline – 527-3087
Cainta Traffic Hotline – 646-0044, 655-7368 loc. 164
Las Piñas Traffic – 874-5756, 874-3957, 874-3927
Mandaluyong Hotline – 534-2993
Taguig Traffic – 838-4301 loc. 7112
Marikina STOC – 646-1651
Pasig Traffic – 643-0000, 724-5813
Makati Public Safety Dept – 844-3146, 819-3270

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