Indian Ocean Wave Exercise (IOWave16) has been implemented in Pangandaran Regency on 7 September 2016, concentrated in Hotel Sinar Rahayu 3. Representatives from local government agencies, village leaders in Parigi and Pangandaran districts, army, headmasters as well as voluntary and community groups participated in the training.
- From 9.30 morning, there are three main locations on IOWave16 exercise in Pangandaran: Office of BPBD Pangandaran (DMO, disaster management office), mainly for pusdalops (EOC) offices.
- Areas surrounding Telkom Pangandaran Early Warning System (EWS) facility. People from Pangandaran district and some students rushes to temporary evacuation point (assembly point) in Pangandaran and Pananjung Village offices. Then, all people evacuated to the Pangandaran Grand Mosque, as the final evacuation point, at around 11 am. Nevertheless, those who reside nearby the Grand Mosque immidiately went there. Regarding school disaster-preparedness, students from SD Pangandaran 5 (elementary school) evacuated to second floor of the school until the termination of tsunami alert.
- Areas surrounding the Bojongsalawe EWS facility. Community and students of SMPN 1 Parigi, once listen to the siren, immidiately evacuate to temporary evacuation site at SDN2 Karangjaladri. Afterwards at around 11 am, students evacuated to SMAN 1 Parigi (high school) as final evacuation site and wait for the termination of tsunami alert.
Once the evacuation movement has been completed, local community and students received disaster education lecture from BNPB and BMKG.