August 9, 2012
So PAGASA-DOST has revised the flood warning system. Thank you, Malacanang and DOST! Good to know we’re in the same wavelength.
Last night I told my husband I’m afraid of the possible weather disturbance next week. Whether it’s a storm or not isn’t the question. Clouds that big signify rain. Then observe the movement of the Habagat winds in the south west. It could push the clouds to stay above us once it makes landfall. Or it could dissipate all together, I hope.
The news guy asks me, “Why are you talking this way? And how do you know all this?” So I say, “I monitor the weather through the CNN satellite. It has motion graphics.” Then he goes, “But how do you know what that means?” Me, “I don’t really know. But I can see the movement in the satellite. Besides, I still remember my high school geography class. We were heavy on climate and weather in Canada. And hello, I was an ABS-CBN weather girl. Remember?”
So everyone is an expert. Don’t listen to me. Get accurate reports.
For CNN satellite monitoring click here.
For flood risks, check the government’s new Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) here. For quick assessments from the head scientist, follow @nababaha on Twitter. He is Majar Lagmay and his twitter says he’s a disaster scientist. Yikes. But glad he’s onboard.
I hope everyone is ok. Our village just lost water supply.
This happens after heavy rains and every major flood (yeah, plural and repetitive). According to Maynilad because of the significantly high turbidity of raw water in Ipo Dam, it was necessary to reduce and shut down production until the quality of water gets better.
Not complaining. Will wait.
Hope you are all ok.