Presentation on theme: "1 Nathanael Isaac National Disaster Coordinator Office of Disaster Management Commonwealth of Dominica."— Presentation transcript:
1 Nathanael Isaac National Disaster Coordinator Office of Disaster Management Commonwealth of Dominica
Tropical Cyclones 4
5 Omar 2008
6 May 24 th Three lives were lost
7 Dean ;August 17 th 2007.
8 November 21 st 2004.
Meteorological/hydrological hazards Office of Disaster Management Dominica Met. Service Barbados Met. ServicePUBLIC Media/GISGovernment Officials 9
Seismic/Tsunami Hazards Seismic Research Centre Office of Disaster Management Government OfficialsMedia/GISStakeholders Public 10
11 in THE COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA Driven by NATIONAL DISASTER PLAN (2001) Prepared By: THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY PLANNING ORGANISATION (NEPO)
NEPO comprises: Ministers of Government Permanent Secretaries Heads of Government Departments Representatives from the private sector. NEPO is mandated to meet twice a year (Reports are presented by various sub-committees) One of its compulsory meetings must be held prior to the hurricane season. 12
13 Prime Minister; Roosevelt Skerrit and Executive Head of NEPO listens to deliberations on the H1N1 Crisis. NEOC H1N1 lead by Ministry of Health.
Public Relations and Education Health Telecommunication Communication Shelter Welfare Food & General Supplies Transportation Public Utilities 14
15 Hydro-meteorological – Senior Meteorological Officer (National Meteorological Service) Seismic – Seismic Research Centre ( UWI); Office of Disaster Management Major accident –Chief of Police Major accident Air/Sea- Manager of DASPA Major Fire- Chief Fire Officer/Director of forestry Health- Chief Medical Officer
16 REGISTER OF SOP’s SOP 1-Concept of Disaster Operations SOP 2-Organization of the NEOC SOP 3-NEOC Staffing and Job Descriptions SOP 4-NEOC Location and Layout SOP 5-NEOC Resources SOP 6-NEOC Communications SOP 7-Warning and Alerting Systems SOP 8-Activating the NEOC SOP 9-NEOC Setup SOP 10NEOC Security
17 SOP 11-Shift System in the NEOC SOP 12-NEOC Deactivation SOP 13-Message Control SOP 14-Reporting SOP 15-Situation Reports (SITREPS) SOP 16-Damage Assessment SOP 17-NEOC Displays SOP 18-Briefings and Conferences SOP 19-Stress Management SOP 20-Managing Public Information SOP 21-Rumor Control SOP 22-Disaster Management vs Programmed management. SOP 23-Common mistakes in NEOC management
Each community is encouraged to have a community based disaster management committee. That CBDC should be based as much as possible on the national model 20
Methods of communication/ backup systems Total dependence on information coming from overseas. The possibility of not having a forecaster in the NEOC The absence of legislation. 22
The size and topography of the island The intensity of showers Communication Location of residents 23