DOST to install rain gadgets in Bataan

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  • Raffy C. V.
  • 10 years ago

BALANGA CITY, Bataan- Governor Albert Raymond S. Garcia has requested the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for the installation of 34  hydrometeorological  devices such as the Water Level Monitoring Stations (WLMS) ,Automatic Rain  Gauges (ARG) and Automatic Weather Stations (AWS)  in the eleven towns of Bataan and in this City.

Garcia wrote Victor Mariano, Regional Director of the DOST in Central Luzon, as part of the local government’s disaster risk reduction management plan  for disaster prevention and mitigation  and to minimize if not eliminate perennial flooding in the Province. He cited that the local government units will shoulder the expenses in the construction of the perimeter fence for the security of the equipment as well as the maintenance of the facilities.

Garcia said the installations of various equipment would adequately monitor the volume and duration  of rainfall ,wind direction, wind speed ,temperature, humidity and air pressure. “Eleven towns and Balanga City are located along the Manila Bay and the West Philippine Sea  and these equipment are vital sources of information for the residents during rainy days as well as in the implementation of safety  preparations “, Garcia said.

DOST Regional Director Victor Mariano, however, said  before endorsing the request of Governor Garcia to the Advance Science and Technology Institute (ASTI-DOST)  the implementing agency for the hydrometeorological project, the DOTC will determine the feasible locations for the weather devices.

Governor Garcia has instructed the Provincial Engineer’s Óffice  to closely coordinate with the local government units on the proposed sites where these devices will be installed or located. 

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