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1 1 Nathanael Isaac National Disaster Coordinator Office of Disaster Management Commonwealth of Dominica

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4  Tropical Cyclones 4

5 5 Omar 2008

6 6 May 24 th Three lives were lost

7 7 Dean ;August 17 th 2007.

8 8 November 21 st 2004.

9  Meteorological/hydrological hazards Office of Disaster Management Dominica Met. Service Barbados Met. ServicePUBLIC Media/GISGovernment Officials 9

10 Seismic/Tsunami Hazards Seismic Research Centre Office of Disaster Management Government OfficialsMedia/GISStakeholders Public 10

11 11 in THE COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA Driven by NATIONAL DISASTER PLAN (2001) Prepared By: THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY PLANNING ORGANISATION (NEPO)

12  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 13  Prime Minister; Roosevelt Skerrit and Executive Head of NEPO listens to deliberations on the H1N1 Crisis.  NEOC H1N1 lead by Ministry of Health.

14  Public Relations and Education  Health  Telecommunication  Communication  Shelter  Welfare  Food & General Supplies  Transportation  Public Utilities 14

15 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 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 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

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20  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

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22  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

23  The size and topography of the island  The intensity of showers  Communication  Location of residents 23

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