Foundation donates automatic weather station equipment to SNAP Power Magat

from Government of the Philippines
Published on 24 Jul 2013 View Original

By Merlito G. Edale, Jr.

SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela, July 24 (PIA) -- The Weather Philippines Foundation (WPF), a non-government organization helping government in disaster preparedness, donated to SN Aboitiz Power Magat one unit of automatic weather station equipment.

WPF general manager Celso Caballero personally turned-over the weather station equipment to public affairs chief of SN Aboitiz Atty. Mike Hosillos in a simple ceremony on July 23.

Caballero said the automatic weather equipment is an equipment that automatically detects the weather situation in a certain area where it is installed.

He said the foundation has donated the equipment to all provinces and cities in the country including to the province of Isabela and the cities of Santiago, Cauayan, and Ilagan.

The foundation targets to donate at least 1,000 automatic weather stations in the country before the end of 2013 to help government in minimizing damages due to lack of exact weather situation in different parts of the country.

Caballero urged the public to visit the WPF website to know the weather situation in their areas or any part of the country.

The automatic weather station automatically detects the temperature, wind velocity, rainfall volume and humidity in a certain area where the equipment is installed.

The Weather Philippines Foundation (WPF) is a non-profit organization aims to deliver critical and accurate weather forecasts to the Filipino community, with the hope of improving nationwide disaster preparedness and timely response to variable weather conditions. (PIA 2, Isabela)