Flood alert sirens were launched on Monday, 28 November 2022 at the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture (M.E.S.C.) compound, where one of the five flood alert sirens is located.
The 5 new Flood Alert Sirens funded by the Green Climate Fund Vaisigano Catchment Project (GCF- VCP) under oversight of the United National Development Programme (UNDP) as the GCF Accredited Entity are now part of the National Emergency Siren Network. The Flood Alert Sirens being first of its kind in the country stands fifteen (15) meters high and connected to the existing Emergency Radio Network that is managed and operated by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), through its Disaster Management Office (DMO). Other locations include Tanugamanono EPC Power Station, Apia Park, Maagiagi and Lalovaea. This project has been implemented to assist Samoa with warning systems to assist public safety during extreme weather conditions.