General Flood Advisory (Extreme) for Region 12 (SOCCSKSARGEN)


Under present weather conditions, Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Mindanao. Northeast monsoon affecting Northern Luzon (Active for next 10 hours — PAGASA)

November 6, 2016 (08:00 PST) — The 24 hour rainfall forecast is light to moderate rains with thunderstorms. 

Water courses likely to be affected :

South Cotabato – Rivers and its tributaries particularly Siquil, Makar and Banaga.

Sarangani – Rivers and its tributaries particularly Kalaong, Buayan-Malungon, Little-Lun, Big-Lun and Glan.

North Cotabato – Rivers and its tributaries particularly Libungan, Malasila, Toliman-Dunakling, Maridagao, Kabacan, Mulita, Alkan, Kulaman, Upper Mlang and Pulanggi.

Sultan Kudarat – Rivers and its tributaries particularly Tian and Kraan.

Recommended actions

People living near the mountain slopes and in the low lying areas of the above mentioned river systems and the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions.

How to Prepare


Turn on your TV/radio.
Listen for the latest weather updates and emergency instructions from PAGASA.

If there’s a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground.
Flash floods are a leading cause of weather-related injuries.

Collect drinking water in containers.
You may not have access to clean water during a flood.

Move important household items to the highest possible location.
This will help protect them from flood damage.

Prepare or restock your emergency supply kit.
Include a charged cell phone, transistor radio, flashlight, batteries, matches, candles, fuel, food, and first aid supplies.

Know where to go.
You may need to reach higher ground quickly and on foot.


Stay away from streams, riverbanks, and coastal areas during heavy rainfall.
These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.

If floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground.
Water that’s above your knee can stall your engine and make the car float away.

Drink only clean water you’ve previously stored or boiled.
Floodwater can contaminate your water supply and make you sick.


Check all food and drinking water for flood water contamination before consuming it.
Accidentally drinking floodwater can make you sick.

Use only battery-powered flashlights in damaged buildings.
Open flames from candles, matches, and torches can cause fires and explosions.

Avoid touching electrical equipment if you’re wet or standing in water.
You could be electrocuted.

Stay away from disaster areas.
You could get in the way of rescue and emergency operations.

Avoid unnecessary travel.
Roads and bridges may be damaged and unsafe.

by PAG-ASA | Google