July 10, 2016
Archdiocesan Disaster Emergency Responders attended a two-day training in Communicating Weather for Emergency Preparedness conducted by Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA-Roxas) Officer-in-Charge Imelda Ofalia and Caritas Palo former MEAL officer Rey Barnido at CCTN studio, Lawaan, Roxas City, July 8-9.
In order to understand and disseminate the accurate information on emergency preparedness specifically on typhoons to communities, parishes and people in need, CADER initiated to go over typhoon tracking and monitoring exercises.
Ofalia of PAGASA-Roxas discussed how their institution conducts typhoon monitoring and reporting. Meanwhile, Barnido presented the protocols of Emergency and preparedness Communication. He also included topics on understanding weather disturbances and creating rainfall and thunderstorm advisories.
At the end of activity, CADER was able to develop specific weather advisory and early warning codes, and most importantly protocols on typhoon preparedness reporting through text blasts and radios.
Typhoon tracking exercise during the Archdiocesan Disaster Emergency Responders training in Capiz. (Photo: CASAC)