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Mapua Institute of Technology

Effectiveness and Efficiency of the Project NOAH

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Submitted by:
Alimurong, Christian
Murillo, Kyle
Olitoquit, Jeff
Uy, Robert Simon S.

CHAPTER 1

Introduction
In recent years, the Philippines has been struck by strong typhoons and heavy rains with casualties of thousands and damage to property amounting to more than billions of pesos. The Philippines is a locus of typhoons and heavy rains being situated on the typhoon belt and also being a tropical country, adding to that the effects of global warming. As a response to President Aquino's instructions, the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) was launched by the Department of Science and Technology to provide an accurate warning system using advance technology and multi-disciplinary science to give accurate predictions of rains, tropical depression and flooding to areas around the country thus saving lives that may have been affected if the weather had not been properly forecasted. Statement of the Problem

The general objective of this study is to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of the PROJECT NOAH in providing assistance for the public. Also this study aims to determine the accuracy of Project NOAH in providing assistance and assessment to disaster prevention and warning against possible floods, typhoons and other disasters. The researchers sought to answer the following questions:

1. What problems do the users of the Project NOAH usually encounter? 2. What are the causes these problems?
3. What are the possible solutions for these problems?
4. How aware is the public regarding the implementation of the said Project? 5. How aware is the public regarding the use and importance of Project NOAH? These questions will be answered through the following specific objectives: 1. Survey an ample number of respondents and gather...
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