You can go to the new website that the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) launched on Monday.
Landrico Dalida, Jr. project director, said www.bagong.pagasa.gov.ph offered new features, including user-friendly interface that was easy to navigate and could be understood by any age group.
With digital mapping technology, government agencies can estimate the number of damaged houses in case of a typhoon or other weather disturbances, Dalida said.
The “Bagong Pagasa” website was established through a P17-million funding from the Department of Science and Technology, under a grant-in-aid project of the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development.
The website can also serve as an aid for farmers in managing their crops, or for seafarers, who want to know whether it is safe to sail, Dalida said.