18 CamSur LGUs to get weather monitors

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Eighteen (18) local government units in Camarines Sur will receive automated weather stations (AWS), the general manager of the Weather Philippines Foundation said in a press statement sent to Bikol Reporter.

“Our mission is to roll out 1,000 AWS nationwide with local government equipped to maintain and secure the units and a dedicated technical team to interpret information. This is in line with the ultimate goal of avoiding the loss of life and property that also complements the government’s efforts in reducing PNA weather-related risks,” Celso Caballero III said.

Weather Philippines is a partnership of the Aboitiz Group, Union Bank and M&M International, a leading Swiss weather services organization, formed to help the country with world-class weather information systems. It provides free and accurate weather forecasts as a public service to the people.

For Camarines Sur, WPF will install additional AWS in eighteen (18) priority meteorological sites, which include the following municipalities: Garchitorena, Pasacao, Sagñay, Sipocot, Siruma, Del Gallego, Ragay, Libmanan, San Fernando, Milaor, Minalabac, Magarao, Calabanga, Tinambac, Ocampo, Goa, Lagonoy and Bato.

According to Caballero, WeatherPhilippines has already deployed 554 AWS nationwide, covering major cities and provincial capitals. It has also trained at least 560 provincial risk reduction personnel, environment officers and city engineers on both AWS installation and the use of its website.

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