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  • 1. Establishment of Community Based Early Community-Based Warning System along the Agos River in Infanta and General Nakar, Quezon (Philippines) National consultation on Strengthening Climate Resilence (SCR) Initaiative May 18-19, 2010 SEAMEO INNOTECH, Quezon City, Philippines DEMOSTHENES G. RAYNERA Deputy Coordinator SOCIAL ACTION CENTER Prelature of Infanta
  • 2. The Sierra Madre Mountain Th 2004 C l it The Calamity… …brought 20,000 metric tons of , , mountain soils in Real, Infanta, Gen. Nakar (Quezon) and Dingalan (Aurora). …approximately 3 meters above-sea- level flashflood KANAN RIVER Agos River …4 – 5 million cubic meters of timbers, logs and uprooted trees. …188,332 has. of 255, 501 has. land KALIWA RIVER area was badly affected. Displaced People: 135,000 Confirmed Dead: 1,462
  • 3. Objectives Strengthen risk management capacity of the barangays/communities along the Agos River by forming, training and strengthening response units and developing contingency plans. Installation and operation of an Early Warning System.
  • 4. Coordinate efforts with the MDCCs of the Municipalities of Infanta and General Nakar and other organizations and With KABALIKAT and BARCOM institutions to establish social support networks i l t t k on disaster risk reduction.
  • 5. Li k Link ith with i tifi scientific agencies like PAGASA*, Manila Observatory and UP NIGS* to receive accurate and scientific data of climate forecasting. Relay climate forecasts to the communities to prepare for the farm and determine crop to be planted. planted *Phil. Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Service Administration *University of the Philippines National Institute of Geological Science
  • 6. Outputs Installed and operation of weather and measuring instruments Measured water levels and water fl d t flow i th in the Agos River Site selection and installed of radio base communication. communication Provided two way radio and communication skills.
  • 7. Capacitated the BDCC with various skills such as disaster preparedness and g y contingency planning, Search and Rescue and First Aid. Reactivation of 16 Barangay Disaster Coordinating Council in Infanta and General Nakar, Quezon Partnership with the MDCC of 2 municipalities
  • 8. Early Warning  Fax Message / Telephone/E-mail System Special forecast from PAGASA OCD Fax Message Telephone/Email Water level Control Base MDCC measuring station g Station Intelligence Disaster g Analysis Unit Rainfall Observation Observation of river -B D C C conditions -Local Disaster/ Preparedness Team •Color C l •Force of flow Localized/Indigenous EWS •Sound developed •Debris Movement •Movement of Current M t fC t COMMUNITY •Water level
  • 9. Project Sites FLOOD WATCH POINTS: Pagsangahan Cacawayan Bungko Pinaglapatan General Nakar Infanta Manual Rain KANAN RIVER Gauges: B G Banugao and Cacawayan Kiko Watch Point (KM3, Magsaysay) (KM3 M ) KALIWA RIVER
  • 10. “Early Warning System provides a useful  framework for increasing awareness,  frame ork for increasing a areness   comprehensive data collection and  analysis as well as formulation and  l ll f l d implementation of intervening  p g measures to create a more secured and  resilient communities. resilient communities.”