Sunday, September 03, 2017

In Case of An Earthquake, Know Where You Should Go



As much as possible we don't want the big one to happen or any of the possible disasters that will hit our country, our world.

PHIVOLCS warned that in case of an earthquake in Metro Manila, the 100-kilometer-long fault system, which passes through various cities and provinces which includes Bulacan, Quezon City, Marikina, Pasig, Makati, Taguig, Muntinlupa, Rizal, Cavite and Laguna, may cause a 7.1 magnitude quake.

The government agency in-charge of earthquakes in the country estimates that over 30,000 individuals may die and over 100,000 may be injured. In order to speed up the evacuation of residents and the rescue operations, the MMDA has divided Metro Manila into four quadrants:

North
– Caloocan
– Valenzuela
– Quezon City
– San Juan
– Mandaluyong

East
– Pasig
– Marikina

West
– Manila
– Malabon
– Navotas

South
– Las Piñas
– Makati
– Muntinlupa
– Parañaque
– Pateros
– Taguig
– Pasay

Aside from the four quadrants mentioned above, the MMDA also designates operation centers and staging areas which will also serve as evacuation camps for affected residents:

North
– Veterans Memorial Golf Course
– University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman

East
– LRT-2 Santolan Depot
– Marikina Boys Town
– Red Cross Marikina
– Ultra Pasig

West
– Intramuros Golf Course

South
– Villamor Air Base Golf Course

MMDA also noted that athletic fields, sport arenas and memorial parks as well as churches and gyms  are the places that will be designated by LGUs will be used as evacuation centers in Metro Manila and nearby provinces and cities. The Metro Manila’s main waterways, the Pasig River will also serve as an alternate route for rescue and relief personnel in the event that bridges in the metropolis are destroyed by the quake.

This is to give everyone an idea of where to go in case the quake happens.

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