Many of you have probably heard by now that heavy rains in the Philippines have caused serious floods in Manila. We hope everyone there can be safe, so we’d like to share a few important conversations making the rounds on Twitter — not only for those in the Philippines, but also so that conversations from concerned people in other countries don’t end up hijacking critical streams:
- #RescuePH Twitter hashtag – where discussion of rescues is taking place.
- #PrayForThePhilippines hashtag – If you aren’t in the Philippines and you just want to send thoughts/prayers, it would be best to keep your conversation limited to here.
- #floodsPH hashtag – For general news about the floods.
- #ReliefPH Twitter hashtag – for discussion of relief operations.
The recently launched Project NOAH website (http://noah.dost.gov.ph/), an initiative to monitor weather and communicate/map important data, appears to be struggling with traffic, and is down as I write this.