October 15, 2010

PAGASA Creates Twitter Account For Typhoon Updates

As tropical storm "Megi" is set to hit the Philippines within the next few days, Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is increasing its online reach by adding Twitter to announcing their storm updates.

PAGASA created their new account on twitter with the username @dost_pagasa.  A few hours after creating their twitter account, they now have close to 1,500 followers and rising.

PAGASA usually releases weather bulletins every 6 hours but mentioned that for twitter, they intend to post hourly updates.  In addition to Twitter, PAGASA posts weather bulletins can be accessed on their official website and via SMS.

You can follow PAGASA on twitter at http://twitter.com/dost_pagasa

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