In addition to the Automated Rain Gauges (ARG) and Water Level Monitoring Stations (WLMS), the Advance Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) developed the Flood Warning Station (FLOWS) to augment the capability of Local Government Units in protecting the people residing in flood vulnerable areas. Approximately reaching the radius of 200-300 meters, the FLOW Station can warn the nearby residents of the impending danger through a Voice Recorded Alarm. The Local Chief Executive, through its Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer can remotely or manually trigger the station to soundoff Level S1 for Alert, S2 for Pre-evacuation, S3 for Force Evacuation and S4 for the Termination of All Warnings.
To date, in addition to the existing 58 ARGs and 33 WLMS stations deployed regionwide, through the leadership of Director Alfonso P. Alamban, DOST-10 DEWS Team was able to install ten (10) FLOW Stations in Gingoog City, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental; Malaybalay City; Valencia City; Iligan City; Lala, Lanao del Norte; Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte; Ozamis City and Oroquieta City. For this year, a total of thirty (30) FLOWS will be installed in Region 10.
(DOST-10 DEWS Team / NST)