Typhoon track of Tropical Storm Gorio on June 30, 2013

The typhoon track of Tropical Storm “GORIO” as it entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Saturday, June 30, 2013.   Image from the Japan Meteorological Agency, taken on June 30, 2:00 AM PST (above).   Tropical Cyclone Warning for Tropical Storm “Gorio” issued by PAGASA on 5:00 AM, June 30, 2013 (above)   Doppler image of Tropical Storm “Gorio” taken from Subic Station on June 30, 2013 (above)[…]

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DOST-Caraga bares readiness in times of disaster (PIA)

BY: JOHNY S. NATAD Tuesday 2nd of July 2013 BUTUAN CITY, July 2 (PIA) — The Department of Science and Technology – Caraga (DOST-13) bared their readiness in the event of disaster that may occur in Caraga region. In a press conference held in line with the celebration of the National Disaster Consciousness Month, DOST-Caraga Regional Director Dominga Mallonga revealed that the department has institutionalized its disaster risk reduction management[…]

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NOAH mobile app a "Swiss-Army knife" of weather tools

The NOAH mobile application was dubbed the “Swiss Army Knife of weather tools,” with its integration of timely and user-friendly data to provide near real-time weather information to Filipinos.  An article from the Yahoo! News Philippines included the NOAH mobile app in its top  “must-have” mobile applications for the rainy days. “Call it the Swiss Army knife of weather tools, combining multiple approaches to somehow understand and subsequently second-guess the[…]

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Hourly Updates on Tropical Storm GORIO

Updates from PAGASA: At 1:00 p.m. 30 June 2013, the center of Tropical Storm “GORIO” was estimated based on all available data at 110 km West Southwest of Iba, Zambales (15.2°N, 118.9°E). Areas having public storm warning signal: Signal No. 1 (45 – 60 km/hr winds): Luzon: Metro Manila, Pangasinan, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Mindoro Provinces, Lubang Island Visayas: None Mindanao: None Current storm track and visual can also be seen in the NOAH website: http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/index.shtml http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/wb/tc_up.html Project NOAH Website

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Gorio causes floods, stranded travelers in Eastern Visayas

Tropical Storm “Gorio” stranded more than 10,000 passengers in Eastern Visayas on Saturday, June 29. “Gorio” made its first landfall in Hernani Eastern Samar by 8:00 am on June 29, 2013, bringing heavy to intense rain which caused flooding and landslides, and impassable roads. How Tropical Storm Gorio (Signal No. 2) looks like in Ormoc ( 9:30 am June 29, 2013). A bus tries to cross the flooded highway in[…]

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Standards for Safer, Healthier ASEAN Communities

Original post from http://blogs.usembassy.gov/asean/tag/project-noah/ by Nalindra Annalia   Standards have made life easier for people. Just like getting on the weighing scale, we learn how much weight we need to put on or to reduce to be considered healthy. In the Philippines, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is the sole authority on standards. DOST, particularly its Metrology Laboratories, is the place to go for companies to validate their machines, equipment,[…]

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