Weather forecasting in Philippines enters 21st century

Original post from http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/252662/weather-forecasting-in-philippines-enters-21st-century By Dona Z. Pazzibugan Weather forecasting in the Philippines has finally entered the 21st century. Scientists at the University of the Philippines who were pooled together by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) set up in a span of a few months sophisticated weather monitoring systems not available to the country’s weather bureau during the catastrophe of Tropical Storm “Ondoy” in September 2009. “We have developed seven[…]

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Habagat (2012) Flood in Marikina City, Metro Manila

7 August 2012 The 2012 Metro Manila Flooding commonly known to locals as Habagat 2012 was an eight-day period of massive rain and thunderstorms in early August of 2012. The storm was a strong movement of the southwest monsoon caused by the pull of Typhoon Gener (international name, Saola) from August 1-3, 2012 (Sawada and Kuroishi, 2015). It was also strengthened by Typhoon Haikui, although located hundreds of kilometers away from the[…]

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Project NOAH matagumpay (REMATE Online)

LABIS na ikinatuwa ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Marikina sa pangunguna ni Mayor Del De Guzman ang matagumpay na paglulunsad ng Department of Science and Technology (DOST) ng Project NOAH o Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards na pinasinayaan mismo ni Pangulong Benigno Aquino III. Ito ay ginanap sa Nangka Del Covered Court sa Balubad Settlement Phase II, Brgy. Nangka noong ika-6 ng Hulyo. May temang “Siyensya at Teknolohiya Kontra Sakuna,[…]

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‘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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