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Pagasa expects at least 3 storms to hit PH in September

Project NOAH MTSAT image as of August 29, 2014, 3.32 AM. Screengrab from noah.dost.gov.ph

The state weather bureau expects up to three storms to hit the country in September. This is despite the current absence of the southwest monsoon or “hanging habagat”, Alexis Cada of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Friday.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Rural folk are better prepared for storms

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Even rural folk are now more prepared for disasters with their own solar-powered weather stations.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Exit ‘Henry;’ enter ‘Inday’


Typhoon “Henry” (international name: Matmo) will exit the country Wednesday morning but a new weather disturbance has been spotted east of the Visayas and will be named “Inday” when it enters the Philippine area of responsibility, possibly on Friday or Saturday, the state weather bureau said.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DILG releases manual to guide local execs in responding to disasters

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What exactly is wind velocity? How about barometric pressure? The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) launched on Monday a manual on the ABCs of disaster preparedness to aid local chief executives in spelling out the preparations for typhoons and other natural calamities.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Makati restricts ad billboard sizes

The newly enacted Billboard and Signage Ordinance of Makati City will be invoked by the local government in tearing down structures that would exceed size limitations for outdoor advertising.   Ordinance No. 2013-A-044, which took effect June 30, will be strictly enforced both to ensure public safety from these potential storm hazards and to reduce […]

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »