NCR Coastal Flooding

About 50 years from now, major cities in the National Capital Region (NCR) could likely be drowned as coastal flooding is seen to become extensive worldwide by 2050 due to climate change. We need to act together and help save lives. SeeWorthy sees the worth of every community, every home, every Juan. Join us, as we face this challenge together. Together, we can do more. Together, we can give more. Together, we can save!

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Coastal Flooding

About 50 years from now, major cities in the National Capital Region (NCR) could likely be drowned.

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What to do and where to go during coastal flooding. Check here the nearest evacuation center in your area.



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Coastal Flooding in the Philippines

The rising sea that comes with global warming is almost an imperceptible, silent and creeping danger for the Philippines, an archipelago of 110 million people, more than half of whom live in coastal areas like them. With climate change-induced sea level rise, seawater is already invading some islands in the Visayas, while seawater intrusion is a looming threat to Metro Manila, home to 13 million people. In the Manila Bay area, the sea is rising by 12.13 mm per year, about four times the global average, according to a study by the Coastal Sea Level Rise Philippines Project (CSLR-Phil), which used tide gauges and satellite measurements.

Coastal Flooding Cause And Effect

Coastal flooding normally occurs when dry and low-lying land is submerged by seawater. The range of coastal flooding is a result of the elevation of floodwater that penetrates the inland which is controlled by the topography of the coastal land exposed to flooding.

Many parts of Manila Bay have slowly been sinking, causing the populations to be prone to coastal floods. According to the existing studies, coastal floods in Manila Bay areas are caused by climate-induced sea-level rise and land subsidence due to the excessive groundwater extraction and rapid urban development.

The solutions of the government does not really solve the problem. It appears that the policies implemented by the government tend to be infrastructural, for example, dike construction, which could provide immediate protection but do not really solve the problem.

Floods have large social consequences for communities and individuals. As most people are well aware, the immediate impacts of flooding include loss of human life, damage to property, destruction of crops, loss of livestock, and deterioration of health conditions owing to diseases, such as, waterborne diseases, cholera, typhoid fever, cholera, leptospirosis, and hepatitis A.

Coastal Flooding Possible Solutions

  1. Cut down carbon footprint.
    Though our society’s transition away from fossil fuels as our main energy source is not happening as fast as it should, making changes in the way you consume energy in your everyday life will have an impact on limiting the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere. Using energy to light and heat your home, driving a car, and powering appliances all lead to greenhouse gas emissions, which are fueling climate change and sea level rise.

  2. Restore Coral Reefs
    As the seas continue to rise, coastal towns may find it harder and harder to compete in the tourism industry – flooding issues can be a huge deterrent. Corals form barriers to protect the shoreline from waves and storms. Because of their hard, jagged structure, coral reefs can reduce wave energy by 97% and serve as a natural flood defense along nearly 45,000 miles (71,000km). The coral reef structure buffers shorelines against waves, storms, and floods, helping to prevent loss of life, property damage, and erosion.

  3. Support policies that support mitigation of climate change
    It is imperative that we show our elected officials that we do care about protecting our treasured places. There are some local governments and organizations who are already taking the reins and leading in the realm of sea level rise planning, and coastal communities throughout the region would do well to take note of their actions. Our government works for us: we need to let public officials know that this is an issue that needs attention, and soon. Encourage them to support policies that address and slow sea level rise.

Disaster Warning

Find out how to prepare for coastal flooding, what to do, and where to go.

Flood Safety Guidelines

  • Find out how often your location is likely to be flooded.
  • Know the flood warning system in your community and be sure your family knows it.
  • Keep informed of daily weather condition.
  • Designate an evacuation area for the family and livestock.
  • Assign family members instructions and responsibilities according to an evacuation plan.
  • Keep a stock of food which requires little cooking and refrigeration; electric power may be interrupted.
  • Keep a transistorized radio and flashlight with spare batteries, emergency cooking equipment, candies, matches and first aid kit handy in case of emergency.
  • Store supplies and other household effects above expected flood water level.
  • Securely anchor weak dwellings and items.
  • Watch for rapidly rising flood waters.
  • Listen to your radio for emergency instructions.
  • If you find it necessary to evacuate, move to a safe area before access is cut off by flood waters.
  • Store drinking water in containers, water service may be interrupted.
  • Move household belongings to upper levels.
  • Get livestock to higher ground.
  • Turn off electricity at the main switch in the building before evacuating and also lock your house.
  • Avoid areas subject to sudden flooding.
  • Do not attempt to cross rivers of flowing streams where water is above the knee.
  • Beware of water-covered roads and bridges.
  • Avoid unnecessary exposure to the elements.
  • Do not go swimming or boating in swollen rivers.
  • Eat only well-cooked food. Protect leftovers against contamination.
  • Drink clean or preferably boiled water ONLY.
  • Re-enter the dwellings with caution using flashlights, not lanterns or torchers. Flammables may be inside.
  • Be alert for fire hazards like broken wires.
  • Do not eat food and drink water until they have been checked for flood water contamination.
  • Report broken utility lines (electricity, water, gas and telephone) to appropriate agencies authorities.
  • Do not turn on the main switch or use appliances and other equipment until they have been checked by a competent electrician.
  • Consult health authorities for immunization requirements.
  • Do not go in disaster areas. Your presence might hamper rescue and other emergency operations.

Project NOAH: Coastal Flooding Tracker

Track the status of coastal flooding in your area.

Evacuation Centers

Check the evacuation centers near you, to know where to go during coastal flooding.

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