• The state civil transportation infrastructure will sustain damage, limiting access to the disaster area.
• Access will improve as routes are cleared and repaired.
• The movement of relief supplies will create congestion in the transportation services.
ACTION AREA/ RESPONSIBILITIES
Transportation of personnel, supplies, food and equipment.
Fuelling, service, maintenance and repair of vehicles and other ground support equipment.
Implementing traffic plan for the incident.
Amritsar District Transportation Officer
SOPs for Nodal Agency:
TL of Transportation ESF will activate the ESF on receiving the intimation of the disaster from District EOC.
TL would inform Nodal Officers (NOs) of support agencies about the event and ESF activation.
TL establishes contact with the district EOC for FIR
TL requests for reports from local Transportation ESF contact person
TL communicates situation to support agencies and requests for detailed information on the status of transportation infrastructure in the affected area(s).
SOP for Quick Response Team on transport o The QRT members will reach to the nodal office as soon as they will get instructions to do so from the TL.
o As quick response teams will receive instructions from the nodal officer they would reach to the site immediately.
o QRTs would report the situation and the progress on action taken by the team to the respective EOCs
o QRT will send a requirement schedule for the different modes of transportation e.g. trucks, boats, helicopters to be put on stand-by.
o QRTs will ensure timely re-establishment of the critical transportation links.
• The members of QRTs will establish temporary electricity supplies for relief material
• Compile an itemized assessment of damage, from reports made by various electrical receiving centers and sub-centers.
• Reporting about all activities to the head office.
7.2 SOP FOR COMMUNITY TASK FORCES
Community or the local functionary is the most important mechanism in disaster management. Community Based Disaster Management (CBDM) is the latest methodology that is successfully experimented in India. CBDM is basically concerned all about with community disaster awareness initiatives, which is a comprehensive method to inform and train the local residents about how to prepare to cope up with natural as well as human induced disasters.
7.2.1 Community Task Forces A perfect community based disaster management will be possible only with the help of community task forces. Community Task Forces (CTF) are the voluntary service group constituted out of the local able-bodies males and females for community disaster management through preparedness, mitigation and relief0resuce as well. The CTFs will help in preparation of plan documents, which is a must in CBDM. These CTFs will be trained by the DDMC of District Amritsar in such a way that they could be volunteers incase of any emergency, other wise catalyst in creating awareness among the public in disaster management. The CBDM Plan shall be prepared through Participatory Learning Appraisal (PLA) methods. Each Community Task Force member has to perform his or her own duties and responsibilities. They are as follows:
7.2.2 CTF 1 Warning and Communication Group Pre-Disaster
1. Ensure that communication equipments are in working order
2. Ensure an emergency contact directory with all relevant numbers
12. Ensure that there are no medical wastes such as needles, drugs etc. lying around
13. Co-ordinate with the first aid team to inoculate against water borne diseases
14. Construct temporary soak pits for onsite disposal of wastewater
15. Co-ordinate with the search and rescue team for disposal of carcasses
16. Ensure that dead bodies are registered and cremated after legal/religious formalities
CHAPTER 08 DISASTER MANAGEMENT OF DISTRICT AMRITSAR8.1. FLOOD
Introduction In Amritsar District, particularly in Ajanala Tehsil, the villages along and across Dhussi Bandh have received heavy Loss of standing crops, damaging to the houses, Loss of cattles heads and human lives on account of heavy floods in River Ravi and over-flowing of various Nallahs like Sakhi, Hansli, Patti Rohi, Kasur, Hudiara Drain etc. also caused damage in other part of the distt. There is recorded history of various floods in the year 1947, 1950, 1954-55, 1976, 1988, 1993 and 1995.