‘NOAH’ coming to warn of floods

Original post from http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/204513/noah-coming-to-warn-of-floods By Kristine L. Alave Filipinos will soon receive warnings of an impending deluge from a 21st-century digital “Noah.” The government and the private sector are teaming up for Project Noah, a program to install rain gauges and flood monitoring and warning systems in the country’s major river systems. In a speech read for him at the 1st Philippine International River Summit on Thursday, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co.[…]

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‘Noah’ faces challenge ‘of biblical proportions’

Original Post from newsinfo.inquirer.net By Tarra Quismundo It’s a public-private partnership to address a challenge “of biblical proportions.” The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has partnered with telecommunications firms Smart Communications Inc. and Sun Cellular, both PLDT mobile phone subsidiaries, to boost its multibillion-peso Project Noah, a two-year flood forecasting and warning system. Recalling the biblical character Noah, who warned his villagemates of the coming of a great flood, DOST’s Noah[…]

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Sendong (2011) Floods in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan

15 December 2011 Tropical storm Sendong (international name, Washi) made landfall on December 15, 2011 in the southern regions of the country. The recorded 24-hour rainfall in Lumbia station of PAGASA reached 180.9 mm causing the overflow of the Cagayan de Oro River. Though early warning forecasts were disseminated, the water raging from the mountains was overlooked. Sendong triggered the overflow of the river and the water coming from the highlands[…]

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Pedring and Quiel (2011) Floods in Pampanga and Bulacan, Central Luzon

26 September – 1 October 2011 Typhoon Pedring (international name, Nesat) exited the country the same time as Typhoon Quiel (international name, Nalgae) made its landfall in Isabela. Pedring came on September 27 and Quiel just a few days later on October 1, dumping even heavier rains and slamming strong winds into Luzon. These typhoons caused severe problems in most areas of Central and Northern Luzon, with barangays in Bulacan[…]

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