PNoy lauds Project NOAH in SONA 2014

(President Benigno Aquino III delivers his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City, on July 28, 2014. Image from GMA News Online) In his State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Benigno Aquino III credited the Disaster Risk and Exposure Assessment…

PH learning lessons of storms past: NOAH chief (ABS-CBN News)

By Ira Pedrasa, ABS-CBNnews.com MANILA – The Philippine government has made progress in terms of disaster preparedness and mitigation, which could have kept the number of deaths in the recent typhoon to a minimum, the director of Project NOAH said Wednesday. “We’re getting more and more progress. We’re still not out of the woods because…

Science chief reports on two-year performance of Project NOAH; 5,060 barangay flood hazard maps done through LiDAR technology (PIA)

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 MANILA, July 23 – Two years after the launch of the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards or Project NOAH in July 6, 2012 in Marikina City, the program has considerably made significant milestones in the area of disaster preparedness and mitigation. After the directive of President Benigno S. Aquino III for…

Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) sweeps through the Philippines

 by RN Eco, C Mongaya, J Alconis, BA Racoma Typhoon Glenda (international code: Rammasun) entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 13 July 2014. It initially packed 85 kph gusts of wind, moving in a west-southwest direction before shifting its trajectory to west-northwest as it approached Laoang, Northern Samar. It continued on this course…

Life-saving warning (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

That CNN resident meteorologist Mari Ramos quoted its findings in the course of reporting on the passage of Typhoon “Glenda” (international name “Rammasun”) indicates that Project Noah (noah.dost.gov.ph) has become an invaluable resource. Here is an initiative that deserves all support and funding, providing as it does vital information intended to minimize the damage caused…