TCFI commends PGMA’s support to PAGASA

The Typhoon Committee Foundation, Inc. (TCFI) commends President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for giving two units of Doppler Weather Radar to PAGASA  worth P110M.

The radar units, capable of providing weather observations and precise weather reports,  will be installed in Tagaytay and Subic and will cover the areas including Metro Manila and neighboring provinces.

PAGASA said that the Doppler  radar is used to support short-term casting and as a source of information for alert and preventive action in case of approaching severe weather and imminent flooding,  as it is capable of determining rain volume.  It can help agricultural institutions in short-term planning of sowing, irrigation and harvesting, and flood warning.

Presently PAGASA uses conventional surveillance weather radars, which were rehabilitated in 2005.   These radar units are capable only of tracking typhoon movement.  The operational weather radars are located in Baler, Aurora, Aparri, Cagayan,  Virac, Catanduanes,  Baguio City and Guian, Eastern Samar.

The TCFI is a non-stock and non-profit foundation established in 1989.  It aims to promote humanitarian activities and scientific research in the field of disaster mitigation and control, disaster information dissemination, and public education and information campaign on typhoon awareness and mitigation.

With the support of President Arroyo PAGASA’s goal is to install 10 Doppler weather radar in different parts of the country by 2010. — PSciJourn News Service


1 Response to “TCFI commends PGMA’s support to PAGASA”

  1. 1 chitetskoy August 9, 2009 at 2:03 am

    Feeling ko walang Radar ang PAGASA. Meron nga pero pangdisplay lang? Wala kasing View Radar feature sa website nila, di katulad sa ibang bansa. Sa States, meron din silang view radar feature.

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