In the Philippines, Bagong Ilog, Pasig is included in the top ten flood-prone areas in Metro Manila. It is not new, in Metro Manila, that continuous pouring of heavy rains, would cause floods.
Pasig Community Health Care Center, though it caters to a lot of residences in Pasig city, is unfortunately located in Bagong Ilog, Pasig.
The most popular mitigation technique is to avoid building infrastructures near flood- prone areas. Most of the time, the geographical location where the building would be built should be considered or planned carefully.
However, in cases like these, where it is impossible to move the infrastructure, you can consider using the available controllable resources.
Example: Controllable resources available: Construction materials Since Pasig Community Health Care Center is located in a flood-prone area, the community can use these construction materials to build a flood wall: Along the river Around the Hospital Existing Plans and Policies If there is an occurrence of a strong typhoon, similar to Typhoon Yolanda, the plan is to settle in the basement to avoid the strong winds. Emphasize engineering construction for disaster prevention Additional Plans and Policies if there would be an occurrence of a Storm Surge. Water will travel to the lowest available point so staying in the basement, which will most likely flood is not the best idea. During this time, the people can gather on the upper floors.
WaterThis is the most important resource that you should be packing. A person can live even without three weeks of food but can only last for about three days without water. You should pack enough water that could last for at least three days.Food Store non-perishable foods that could last for at least three days. Include foods that do not require to be refrigerated; compact and light.
Canned meat, fruits, vegetables Canned juice, milk, soup Sugar, salt , pepper Food for infants, elderly people, and people with special diet Instant coffee, tea Instant noodles
First aid Kit
Plasters varying in sizes
Disposable sterile gloves
Sterile gauze dressings
Sterile eye dressings
Battery-operated radio and batteries Whistle: Whistle is a cheap yet effective way for survival. It allows you to get the attention of anyone and signals that you are in danger. It is important that everyone carries a survival whistle. PERSONAL SUPPLIES
Set of clothes that are enough for three days Shoes, slippers, boots Blankets, sleeping bags
Mandatory Evacuation Mandatory evacuation is a situation where the national officials encourage immediate evacuation from the affected areas during emergencies or disasters.
Mandatory Evacuation includes:
Floods Toxic gas release Wildfire
Everything planned in the preparedness plan must be implemented during this part. This is the immediate action of the people after an emergency or a disaster.
Since this Disaster Response Program if made for this Health Care Center, the Medical team would be the first responders if there would be injured people.
If the windows of the Health Care Center are damaged, replacement of storm-proof materials is recommended. This part is important since the people who will manage the rebuilding and restoration during the recovery will base on this assessment. Basic Necessities in the Evacuation Area
All supplies and equipment prepared can be consumed during this time.
If there is a scarcity of supplies and equipment prepared, some of the relief goods can be of big help. These relief goods may come from other cities, provinces, regions, and even countries that are not affected by the emergency or disaster.Damaged Windows
Engineers and construction workers will be the ones who will man the repairing of these windows with storm-proof materials such as:
Impact-resistant glass or shutters that can withstand high winds and flying debris.
Heavy-duty frames surrounding the windows that can prevent the walls from collapsing.
When planning future constructions of infrastructures around Metro Manila, here are some of the places to consider because of being flood-prone:
Espana Antipolo-Maceda in Manila
Burgos Manila City Hall vicinity
Osmena Skyway Northbound and Southbound,Makati
EDSA NorthAvenue, Quezon City Don Bosco, Makati
Buendia South Superhighway (South bound)
Buendia South Superhighway (North bound)
C-5 Bagong Ilog
West Service Road, Merville, Paranaque
East Service Road, Sales Street
North Avenue in front of Trinoma
Buendia Extension Macapagal Avenue World Trade Center
EDSA Camp Aguinaldo Gate 3
NLEX Balintawak Cloverleaf
EDSA Pasong Tamo Magallanes Tunnel
Quezon Avenue, Victory Avenue / Biak na Bato
C-5 BCDA,Taguig City
R. Papa Rizal Avenue, Manila
C-5 McKinley Road