Korean Government donates flood monitoring equipment for CDRRMO
The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) of Cagayan de Oro has boosted its monitoring capabilities as it received recently another set of instruments which measures and records the Cagayan river’s depth especially during heavy rains and flooding.
Installing the Intelligence CCTV at City Hall
The instruments, called Intelligence Closed Circuit Television Camera (CCTV) with a remote controlled boat, were donated by the National Disaster Management Institute (NDMI) of Korea.
Dr. Chihun Lee and Ms Candy Choi, together with some of their technical staff from NDMI, personally turned over and installed the CCTV at City Hall and the rain gauge and alarm monitoring system at the Pelaez Bridge in Taguanao and Balulang, respectively.
RC boat relays depth soundings of the Cagayan River to the CCTV
Col Mario Verner Monsanto (ret.), head of the CDRRMO, said the CCTV is no ordinary instrument as it can measure and record the depth of the river water using a remote controlled boat which relays the data to the CCTV.
According to Monsanto, if there is an alarming increase of water recorded in the river, it will immediately send a signal to the CCTV and to the alarm monitoring system in Balulang.
CDRRO Chief Col. Verner Monsanto observes the installation of the donated equipment at the City Hall rooftop monitoring station by NDMI personnel
Monsanto added this is a continuing program between the NDMI and local government of Cagayan de Oro under the administration of Mayor Oscar Moreno in close coordination and collaboration with the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) and CDRRMO.
Vergil Lago, senior weather specialist of CDRRMO, also said the donation is part of the NDMI’s second phase of implementation after the installation of a water level sensor in Puntod-Kauswagan Bridge, a rain gauge in Barangay Maasin in the municipality of Baungon in Bukidnon and an alarm warning system at City Hall in January this year. (City Information Office)