Posted on: Wednesday November 20, 2019


CamSur MDRRMOs join the IEC campaign on hydrometeorological hazards
The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Offices (MDRRMOs) in Camarines Sur joined the information, education, and communication (IEC) campaign on hydrometeorological hazards held by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), in partnership with the provincial government, on November 15, 2019 at the Capitol Convention Center.

The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Offices (MDRRMOs) in Camarines Sur joined the information, education, and communication (IEC) campaign on hydrometeorological hazards held by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), in partnership with the provincial government, on November 15, 2019 at the Capitol Convention Center.

"We held this event because we want MDRRMOs to learn the impacts of hydrometeorological hazards, determine the hazard susceptible areas in their communities, and become more prepared and resilient in case of hazardous situations," shared Weather Specialist II Oyie Pagulayan from PAGASA. "The MDRRMOs here in CamSur are very eager to learn, so we are very happy with the outcome of this event," she added.

Participants learned about the Tropical Cyclone Warning System, the Thunderstorm and Rainfall Warning System, the Flood Early Warning System, and the different kinds of hydrometeorological hazards. Moreover, participants learned about rainfall-induced landslide and weather forecasting.

  

A climate outlook forum was also held during the event. The forum served as a venue for the participants to discuss their issues and concerns on forecast information with PAGASA. Furthermore, the rainfall, temperature, and tropical cyclone forecast from November 2019 to April 2020 for the whole country were discussed in the forum.

Operations and Warning Officer Ginalyn Barrameda from Pasacao shared, "Through this event, we can finally understand the forecast information from PAGASA and interpret that information into an accurate local weather forecast. When we go back to our own municipalities, we will be more effective in disseminating risk and hazard information to the barangay captains and to our own constituents."

Written By: Jan Marie Ramos

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