Waze activates Crisis Response features for Taal operations
Waze has activated its Crisis Response features such as evacuation zone notifications, updates on road closures, emergency shelters and donation drop off centers, to help those involved in Taal operations.
The Waze’s Crisis Response team is assisting a total of 308 different segments of road closures, 102 emergency shelters, and donation centers as of date. Local Waze users affected by the crisis received both push notifications on the day of the eruption and during the relief operations. Users are being updated on the map should there be an increase in the number of new road closures due to Taal’s’ volcanic activity.
Aside from notifications, the Waze app allows users to search for donation drop off centers nearest to them. Wazers will just have to type in “Donate” in the destination search bar, and the nearest donation drop off center will appear. Wazers can also choose among the other drop off centers on the list found in the search results.
Waze users can choose from the following donation centers:
• 8001 Camia, Makati
• Padre Faura Street, Manila
• 55 C.P Garcia Avenue, Quezon City
• Samonte Park Rotunda, Cavite City, Cavite
• City Work Spaces 2nd Flr, DCR Bldg, Aguinaldo Hi-Way, Imus, Cavite
• 8 Juan Luna, San Pedro
• NCST bldg., Aguinaldo Hway, Dasmariñas, Cavite
• Unit 1, Contemprato Building, Sugar road, Carmona, Cavite
• Pedro R. Sandoval Avenue, Los Baños
• Governor Pack Road, Baguio
• Selected McDonald’s stores
Since January 12, the phreatic explosion of Taal Volcano has been observed generating up to a 15-kilometer ash column. This has affected the regions of CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon), Metro Manila and parts of Southern Luzon. Motorists are advised to practice extra precaution while driving in these regions, due to poor visibility and slippery roads.
Waze also encourages users to continuously report real-time accidents, hazards, blocked roads, weather conditions and more that will help fellow Wazers get to their destinations safely.