DOST provides 2 emergency tents to Cauayan City

December 2, 2015 6:41 am 

CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela, Dec. 1 — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) recently turned over two units of emergency tents to the city government of Cauayan.

The emergency tents were received by Cauayan City Administrator Jose Abad and Rescue 922 head and City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer (CDRRMO) Ronald Viloria.

Abad said the tents will be used by Rescue 922 in its operations in times of calamities or disasters.

Rodnel Tamayo, chief of materials and process research division of DOST, said aside from Cauayan City, the other beneficiaries are Gonzaga and Tuguegarao City.

Tamayo said the prototype emergency tents are made of ordinary materials like G.I. Pipes but these have been proven to withstand typhoon signal number 2 with a wind speed of 60 to 80 kilometers per hour.

He said the tents can accommodate at least 7–8 persons as evacuation center in times of disasters.

Tamayo said other local government units in the region will also be benefited of the said emergency tents from DOST.

He said LGUs can mass produce the said tents to be used in times of calamities.

Meanwhile, the Cauayan City Risk Reduction and Management Officer and Rescue 922 head Ronald Viloria said the emergency tents will be used primarily as incident command center during disasters.

He said he will ask the city government to produce such prototype tents to be used as temporary evacuation centers. (PNA)

LAP/SCD/MGEDALE

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