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
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 Health and Sanitation Department
Urban Development Authority
Home Guards and Civil Defense
District Collectorate (City & Suburban)
India Meteorological Department (Regional Office).
Public Works Department
Power Supply Department
Food and Civil supplies
Irrigation and Flood control
The EOC shall also undertake the co-ordination between the establishments of Emergency Support Functions (ESFs). The major ESFs shall include:
Public Safety and Law & Order,
Fire Fighting, Search and Rescue,
Public Health and Sanitation,
Mass Care – Housing and Human Services,
Relief essential supplies- Food and beverages,
Energy management (power, gas and fuel),
Public Works & Infrastructure,
Oil & Hazardous material.
Co-ordination between agencies for Urban flood management