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Good sign or bad sign?
During the last days PAGASA reported the filling status of the Luzon dams up to 8 times per day. This had been a very good service. But now there are no more updates since 08:00 a.m. this morning. For the latest update please see here.
What does this mean?
Three answers are possible:
- The PAGASA guys are tired and as the storm has gone, they get now a nap.
- All dams are back to green level and nothing is to report.
- Several dams are overflowing and nobody should know it to prevent panic.
I think it is number 1.
Number 2 is unlikely because this morning 8 of 9 dams still showed increasing water levels and La Mesa dam was still overflowing.
Number 3 is worst case scenario. Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon still see cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms. But there is no more danger.
PAGASA did learn a lot in the last years. But communication is still one of their weak points.
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- May 1, 2014 Amihan is off – Habagat not yet active The season of the wind change is here. Amihan is off - Habagat not yet active
The northward migration of the Siberian High Pressure […]
- November 7, 2013 PAGASA is back The PAGASA website is back, but extremely slow.
Also the Project NOAH website is on-line again.
- November 7, 2013 Super Typhoon HAIYAN / Yolanda – PAGASA network overload When trying to connect to the PAGASA website, one only gets:
HTTP ERROR: 504
- August 23, 2013 No more dam spilling All dams in Luzon are again below overflow level. La Mesa dam is still very critical with only 1 centimeter margin.
6 of the 9 dams […]
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