Kalinga to have 2 weather stations under project NOAH
TABUK CITY, Kalinga, July 5 (PIA) -- Two hazard watch systems mounted on towers will soon rise in Kalinga--one will be in Antonio Canao Bridge here crossing the Chico River, and the other in a location yet to be identified.
Technical people from PAGASA will install the satellite-aided weather station, said Dexy Catacutan of the Provincial Department of Science and Technology Office.
She said Kalinga is identified in the Philippine geo-hazard map as one of the disaster prone areas in the country with frequent flooding and landslide during heavy down pour.
DOST, in collaboration with 21 other government and private institutions including PAGASA, PHILVOLCS, DILG, Smart, SUN and Globe Telecommunications, are implementing this most advance measure in mitigating disaster and reducing natural hazards in country called Project NOAH.
Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) is basically a Weather Station, Temperature, Rain, Flood, Landslide and Typhoon monitoring and warning system rolled into one website. The site is currently under Beta stage which means that it is available for public testing before its final release version.
With DOST as the lead, Catacutan said NOAHâ€™s mission is to increase awareness brought by extreme natural hazards events like flooding, typhoon and earthquake to make intelligent decisions to save lives and properties either by government, private institution and an individual.
Its features include a flood/landslide mapping; weather station locations (measures temperature, rainfall, wind speed and direction, pressure and humidity on per hour basis); rain and stream gauges; MTSAT for typhoon monitoring; and Doppler Radar stations. (PAB/PIA-CAR/Kalinga)
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