Project NOAH says 'Domeng' to bring storm surges

by Rose Carmelle Lacuata, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at Apr 07 2014 06:39 PM | Updated as of Apr 08 2014 08:34 AM

MANILA (UPDATED) -- Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) released on Monday a list of places on the path of 'Domeng' that may experience storm surges.

In an interview on ANC, Project NOAH Executive Director Dr. Mahar Lagmay explained that these storm surges will be nothing compared to those experienced during the onslaught of Typhoon 'Yolanda'.

"It is nothing compared to Yolanda. Nonetheless, there's a storm surge risk in more than a hundred places in the country. The level of storm surge is at one meter, the level just above your hip, near the coastlines indicated on the list," he said.

In an update, Project Noah lowered its estimates on Domeng-produced storm surge + high tide.

Click here to see the complete list of Project NOAH

Lagmay said people living near coasts should exercise caution as 'Domeng' continues on its path.

"Don't swim, don't play along the coast. Kung may mga resort or restaurant near the coast, there is no need to evacuate yet, just exercise caution," he said.

This is the third time that Project NOAH released a detailed list of areas that may experience storm surges.

He added that the areas and tide heights on the list depend on the weather forecast from weather bureau PAGASA.