Philippine Weather Agency Launches Twitter Account @dost_pagasa

By on Oct 15, 2010 in Announcement, Events, Science, Weather Comments

Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Administration (PAGASA) announced today that they have set up a Twitter account @dost_pagasa to help in preparation and communication about tropical storms and other disaster emergencies.

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Undersecretary and officer-in-charge of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Administration (PAGASA) Graciano Yumul did the announcement in a press conference today. According to GMANews.TV report, Yumul further clarified that the twitter account will be used to send live messages like hourly updates about the storm.

As of writing this article the @dost_pagasa account have some 900 followers and have sent 1 tweet update about the Tropical Storm “Megi” which is expected to enter the island nation’s area of responsibility soon.

The twitter account is also posted on the PAGASA Official Website’s main page.



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