Globe, WeatherPhilippines partner for disaster resilient LGUs
MANILA, Philippines – Telecommunications company Globe Telecom helps create disaster resilient communities by partnering with WeatherPhilippines Foundation in providing localized and real time weather updates to help the public prepare for typhoons, heavy rains, and severe flooding.
Globe powers up 420 automated weather stations (AWS) scattered nationwide. It provides text and data plans which AWS can use to give accurate data on wind speed and direction, average rainfall, temperature, pressure, solar radiation, and humidity within a two-to-15 kilometer radius (depending on topography) every 10 minutes. The figure is expected to reach about 1,000 as WPF bared plans to install more AWS across the Philippines.
"We are delighted to be a partner of WeatherPhilippines as it is ingrained in Globe Telecom’s sustainability efforts to take care of the community and the environment," said Yoly Crisanto, Senior Vice President, Globe Corporate Communications.
Crisanto added, "This is a very important endeavor that will enable organizations and local government units to increase their readiness and resilience whenever disaster strikes."
“We are grateful for Globe Telecom’s genuine support for our disaster-preparedness advocacy. We are looking forward to a fruitful partnership with them,” said Susan Valdez, WeatherPhilippines President and Chief Risk & Reputation Officer of the Aboitiz Group.
The partnership is part of Globe Telecom’s community-based Disaster Risk Reduction Program where accurate localized weather information are given to key decision makers in local government units to execute plans properly during disasters. – Rappler.com