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Power cut in Cavite, Laguna, Metro Manila 0

Power cut in Cavite, Laguna, Metro Manila

Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) had to  shut down power in flooded areas in Metro Manila and neighboring provinces as heavy rain continued to pour on Luzon. For safety reasons, circuits in the cities of Parañaque...

Luzon Dam Status 2013-08-20 12:00 noon 0

La Mesa dam is overflowing !

The latest PAGASA Dam report indicates that the La Mesa dam is overflowing. PAGASA recommends: 1. Avoid areas subject to sudden flooding. 2. Do not attempt to cross rivers of flowing streams where water...

Philippine Coast Guard find more dead in Cebu waters 0

Philippine Coast Guard find more dead in Cebu waters

While the nation and the world is absorbed by the Luyon floods, coast guard and divers work on the sunken ferry M/V St. Thomas Aquinas off the coast of Cebu. This morning at 9:55 a.m. the Philippine...

Luzon Dam Status 2013-08-20 at 10:00 a.m. 0

La Mesa dam critical

La Mesa dam approaches critical level. At 10:00 a.m. this morning it had been only 23 centimeters (9 inches) from overflow level.  San Roque dam still gets enormous masses of water. In the last...

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Flight cancellations

The Department of Transportation and Communication in its twitter page, announced the cancellation of the following: Cebu Pacific 5J-907 MNL-Caticlan 5J-563 MNL-Cebu 5J-564 Cebu-MNL SeaAir DG-7002 MNL-Cebu DG-7003 Cebu-MNL DG-7082 MNL Bacolod DG-7083 Bacolod-MNL...

Cavite Flood 2013-08-20 0

State of Calamity: After Laguna now Cavite

8 to 12 feet high flood makes Cavite’s Governor declare State of Calamity over his province. Rescue operations will have to wait, as the heavy downpour makes any efforts dangerous for the rescuers. Government says that...

CAAP pressed to bring Zest Air back to flying 0

CAAP pressed to bring Zest Air back to flying

The Civil Aviation Regulators (CAAP) yesterday allowed Zest Airways, Inc. to resume one flight, with the total lifting of a suspension imposed last week to depend on the outcome of safety inspections.   Asked...

And when there is not enough water … 0

And when there is not enough water …

Some kind of press is really a mess! Last Saturday morning, the morning after the ferry disaster in Cebu, international press agencies spread messages saying that passengers had to jump in the ice-cold water...

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Great: Project NOAH helps now!

Project NOAH 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.  Here it is ...

Flights cancelled because of floods 0

Flights cancelled because of floods

Cebu Pacific Air has already cancelled already 10 domestic flights. The rains submerged some areas in Metro Manila to waist-deep flood waters, making streets impassable to vehicles while thousands of people across coastal and...

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Laguna province under a state of calamity

Laguna province has been placed under a state of calamity In Santa Rosa City (Municipality of Biñan) 15 out of 18 barangays are swamped by floods. Evacuation is ongoing.  The towns of San Vicente,...

Luzon Dam Status 2013-08-19 (click to enlarge) 0

RED DAM ALERT !

RED DAM ALERT on La Mesa Dam La Mesa Dam in Quezon City was placed on red alert as of 3:00 a.m. this morning, with residents in the nearby areas having to evacuate. The dam’s...

Weather 2013-08-19 0

A strange guy of storm and strong Habagat

Northwest Pacific isn’t friendly at this moment. Off the north of the Philippines a Tropical Storm called TRAMI / Maring runs on a strange track and is amplifying the south-west monsoon also known as Habagat....

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We found “Saint Zest” !

While surfing in the Philippines’ airlines waves we found “Saint Zest”! 2Z also known as Zest Air or Pest Air had been grounded Friday by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). CAAP listed...

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Cebu Ferry Disaster – investigations ongoing

Steady but rather strong winds from south-east make recovery operations hazardous. The winds are due to an amplified Habagat this because of the double Tropical Depressions in the north of the Philippines. See also...

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