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City Level Actions related to urban flooding

This topic provides information about City Level Actions to be taken as part of addressing urban flooding.

Establishment of Emergency Operations Centers (EOC)

Each city /ULB to establish Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) which will be under Control of District Commissioner / District Magistrate / Municipal Commissioner. The EOCs/Control Rooms (EOC/CR) at the city will be the brain  and nerve for coordination and management of all emergencies. EOC may be located either in Municipal corporation office or at a suitable safe location. The EOC will be the lead agency of the city for Disaster preparedness/Rescue/Relief / Restoration and Rehabilitation functions.

Functions of EOC

The Key functions of EOC in managing urban flooding would be

  • Coordination with line agencies
  • Policy Making and plan preparation including action plans as per SOP
  • Direction and Monitoring of Operations Management.
  • Information gathering and record keeping
  • Preparation of web enabled resource inventory under India Disaster Resource Network (IDRN).
  • Public Information and Citizen updation
  • Resource Management
  • Reporting

Composition of EOC

Chairperson, EOC will be District Commissioner/ District Magistrate/ Municipal Commissioner. The members of EOC will be representative officers from all line agencies likely to be involved in managing urban floods such as:

  • Municipal Corporation
  • Municipal Health and Sanitation Department
  • Urban Development Authority
  • Fire Brigade
  • Public Transport
  • Police Commissionerate
  • Traffic Police
  • Home Guards and Civil Defense
  • District Collectorate (City & Suburban)
  • India Meteorological Department (Regional Office).
  • Public Works Department
  • Power Supply Department
  • Railways
  • Telecommunication
  • Food and Civil supplies
  • Irrigation and Flood control
  • Others

The EOC shall also undertake the co-ordination between the establishments of Emergency Support Functions (ESFs). The major ESFs shall include:

  • Communication,
  • Public Safety and Law & Order,
  • Fire Fighting, Search and Rescue,
  • Transport,
  • Public Health and Sanitation,
  • Resource Management,
  • Information Management,
  • Mass Care – Housing and Human Services,
  • Relief essential supplies- Food and beverages,
  • Energy management (power, gas and fuel),
  • Utility Services,
  • Public Works & Infrastructure,
  • Oil & Hazardous material.

Co-ordination between agencies for Urban flood management

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Source : Urban Flooding : Standard Operating Procedure- Ministry of Urban Development, GoI

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