Caraga DRRM Council, Disaster Preparedness Committee support Geo-SAFER Agusan Project

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Through a series of meetings and presentations, the Geo-Informatics for the Systematic Assessment of Flood Effects and Risks (Geo-SAFER) Agusan Project was able to gain support from Caraga’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Council and Disaster Preparedness Committee in conducting its activities and endeavors towards achieving a flood-resilient Agusan.

Led by Chief Science Research Specialist Engr. Arthur M. Amora, selected Geo-SAFER Agusan personnel attended the 2nd Quarter Disaster Preparedness Committee Meeting last June 23, 2017, 2nd Quarter RDRRMC Full Council Meeting last July 7, 2017 where they presented the background of the program and the project to the members of the region’s DRRM Council composed of representatives from the OCD, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and other line agencies. They also attended a Closed-door meeting with the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Caraga Regional Director last July 17, 2017.

After successive discussions, the project was officially recognized by the DRRM council, allowing Geo-SAFER Agusan to disseminate flood hazard maps, rainfall and river water level data and weather advisories from PAGASA and other agencies to the partner Local Government Units (LGUs) and to the general public through social media.