ATIMONAN, Quezon – An additional tsunami early warning device has recently been installed in this province.
The installation was done by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) regional office in Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) and Batangas State University (BSU).
The device is called Solar-Powered Isotropic Generator of Acoustic Wave or SIGAW for short.
SIGAW is a Tsunami Early-Warning System which will alarm once a tsunami is in progress.
The device will alarm and send a text broadcast that will alert the residents living in the coastal areas a few hours before the tsunami arrives.
The device will help in the disaster preparedness and risk management of the local government unit.
It was initiated by BSU associate professor Alberto Amante, and DOST-Calabarzon regional director Emelita Bagsit.
At present, seven SIGAWs provided by the DOST-Calabarzon and the BSU had already been installed in the province.