Great: Project NOAH helps now!
NOAH stands for Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards. This tool developed by DOST is a great help for weather forecast and disaster prevention.
Our congratulations go to DOST and PAGASA.
The maps supplied by Google allow many overlays. These overlays can be switched on and off by selecting them from the drop-down menus on the top.
On the right side is a small window with continuous updates and in the footer one finds as a scrolling text the latest PAGASA Tweets.
Among the overlays are rain statistics and rain forecasts:
There are also 4 “Doppler” radar station investigating the water content of the atmosphere:
A great tool. But unfortunately only few Pinoy/Pinays can read a map. I asked around in our family and found that neither kids nor parents nor grand-parents can find our home-town on the map. On a world map they are completely lost and can’t find the Philippines until the name of their nation is readable.
This is NOW a challenge for the schools. Learn your kids reading maps. Do it NOW!
And do not forget! Bookmark: http://noah.dost.gov.ph/