‘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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