Disaster Management

South Andaman District

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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Control Room Contact Numbers:

Phone: 03192-238881, 03192-240127

Fax : 03192-231945

DISTRICT DISASTER MANAGEMENT CONTROL ROOM

Disaster management is not a separate sector or discipline but an approach to solving problems relating to disasters impacting any sector – agricultural, industrial environmental, social etc. Ultimately, disaster management is the responsibility of all sectors, all organisations and all agencies that may be potentially affected by a disaster. Utilising existing resources ensures efficiency in resource utilisation and lower costs. Disasters in general cause extensive damage to life and property and adversely impact economic development The District Administration recognizes the need to have a proactive, comprehensive and sustained approach to disaster management to reduce the detrimental effects of disasters on overall =socio-economic development of the Andaman and Nicobar islands. The prime objective of any disaster management policy is establishing necessary systems, structures, programs, resources, capabilities and guiding principles for reducing disaster risks and preparing for and responding to disasters and threats of disasters in order to save lives and property, avoid disruption of routine activity and damage to environment and to ensure the continuity and sustainability of developmental works.

The District Administration has a separate Disaster Management cell.The functions of the disaster management cell is setting up of control room, dissemination of warnings, monitoring of relief and rescue measures during disaster, assessment of preparedness, preparation and compilation of Standard Operating procedures,distribution of disaster preparedness articles to the relief godown and other departments, assessment of disaster vulnerability, preparation of community based disaster management plan, creating awareness through mock drills and training etc.

Flow Of Informations

The Disaster Management of District Administration Plays an important role Disaster Management. The DC-OFFICE Port Blair have a separate cell called “The Disaster Management Cell”. The duty of the cell is setting up of control room and warning of disaster monitoring of relief rescue measures, distribution of disaster preparedness activities, assessment of disaster vulnurability, preparation of community based disaster management plans and Mockdrill .

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District Control Room

 

LIST OF OFFICERS CONNECTED WITH DISASTER MANAGEMENT

NAME DESIGNATION OFFICE ADDRESS CONTACTS EMAIL
SHRI. UDIT PRAKASH RAI (IAS) DEPUTY COMMISSIONER(SOUTH ANDAMAN) OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER(DISTRICT OF SOUTH ANDAMAN) OFF 03192-233089,245444(F), RES 03192-233253, 9434280018 dcand@and.nic.in
DR. MOHD. REHAN RAZA ADDITIONAL DISTRICT MAGISTRATE(ADM) OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER(DISTRICT OF SOUTH ANDAMAN) OFF 03192-231951 adm@and.nic.in
DR. MOHD. REHAN RAZA ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER(SUB-DIVISIONAL MAGISTRATE) AND ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER(DISASTER MANAGEMENT) OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER(DISTRICT OF SOUTH ANDAMAN) OFF 03192-232575 sdm@and.nic.in
DR. MOHD. REHAN RAZA ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER HEAD QUARTERS OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER(DISTRICT OF SOUTH ANDAMAN) OFF 03192-231951 achq@and.nic.in
SHRI RAJESH CHOWDHERY ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER SETTLEMENT OFFICE OF THE SUB-DIVISIONAL MAGISTRATE OFF-232229, WILL:- 201007 OFF:- 231951 acset@and.nic.in
TEHSILDAR(SPECIAL DUTY) OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER(DISTRICT OF SOUTH ANDAMAN) WLL:- 200886
SHRI. DM PRABHAKAR RAO TEHSILDAR(SETTLEMENT-1) SETTLEMENT SECTION DC-OFFICE OFF:-03192- 237749, 9434284401
TEHSILDAR (PORT BLAIR)  OFFICE OF THE TEHSILDAR(PORT BLAIR) OFF 03192-200927(wll), 9474264111
SHRI. SUNIL KUMAR TEHSILDAR (FERRARGUNJ) OFFICE OF THE TEHSILDAR(FERRARGUNJ, SOUTH ANDAMAN) 03192-266301,238881, 231945(F)
DEPUTY TEHSILDAR (LITTLE ANDAMAN) OFFICE OF THE TEHSILDAR(LITTLE ANDAMAN) OFF 03192-284216,03192-284249, 201435(WLL) Mobile:- 9434274351
SHRI. DM PRABAKAR RAO TEHSILDAR (LAND RECORDS) & TEHSILDAR (ELECTION) OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER, SOUTH ANDAMAN OFF 03192-237749 WLL-200889, 9434283055

MOCKDRILL INFORMATION

The District Administration is involved in awareness generation programme by conducting some mockdrills in different parts of the district. The main motive of conducting the mockdrills is to educate the people about the Disaster. They were taught by the specialists of District Administration who explain them about the “Do’s and Don’ts” if any disaster Strikes. The District Administration have the Disaster Cell in the District Headquarter which works for 24X7 basis and have frequent control on all parts of the District. Any Disaster Related information comes it will soon intimate to the respective control centers in the District like Police Headquarters, Shipping Headquarters etc. The District Administration involves in the Mockdrill Conduction on periodic basis to make awareness amoung people about Disaster.

ANDAMAN HELPLINE PHONE NUMBER

Name Helpline Number
POLICE CONTROL ROOM 100
FIRE SERVICE 101
AMBULANCE 232102 / 233473
SHIPPING 245555
POSTAL HELP LINE 232346 / 232890
WOMEN 1091
CHILDREN 1098
COAST GUARD 155211
DISASTER MANAGEMENT CONTROL 1070 / 238881

DO’S AND DON’TS CYCLONE

The District Administration is involved in awareness generation programme by providing

Valuable information to the public about various disaster such as Cyclones, Earthquake etc.

CYCLONES
DO’S AND DON’TS BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER A CYCLONE (FOR INDIVIDUAL)
  • Check your house, repair doors and windows, wherever necessary.
  • Keep a Hurricane Lantern filled with kerosene, flashlight, match boxes, candles and enough dry cells.
  • Make sure that your radio set is fully serviceable. Keep an extra set of batteries ready for transistor
  • Don’t venture into the areas where streams or rivers flow, high water due to heavy rains, may surge.
  • Bolt up glass windows and put shutters in place.
  • Get extra food stored, particularly that type which does not require cooking , such as, flat Rice, Sattu ( Pulse Powder). Store extra drinking water.
  • When you are moving to a shelter, move your valuable articles to upper floors or tie it to the roof so that these would not be submerged.
  • Make provisions for children and old people requiring special diets.
  • Be calm. Your ability to meet an emergency will inspire and help others.
  • Stay in the shelter, as long as you are informed to do so.

While in the shelter, follow the instructions of personnel – in – charge.

DONT’S (FOR PUBLIC)
  •  Do not keep loose objects like cans, tins and other implements. They may become weapons of destruction during strong winds.
  •  Do not spread rumors nor listen to them, only official version of the warnings may be listened to through Radio.
  •  Do not stay in your house, when advised to vacate by authorities, especially when your house is located in a low – lying area. You may run the risk of being marooned.
  •  Do not venture out, if the weather suddenly clears during a storm as indicated by a lull in the wind and rain.
  • Remember strong wind will return equally suddenly from the opposite direction, with even greater velocity. This happens when the eye of the storm passes over your area.
  •  Avoid any loose wires, hanging from the poles to avoid electrocution.

Drink only safe water.

ACTION POINTS (Action after the first warning [48 hours before] STEPS TO BE TAKEN BEFORE THE CYCLONE SEASON BY THE PEOPLE
  • Check house, secure loose tiles by cementing wherever necessary, repair doors and windows.
  • Check the area around the house, remove dead or dying trees, anchor removable objects, such as, lumber piles, loose zinc sheets, loose bricks garbage cans, and sign – board etc.
  • Keep some wooden boards ready, so that, glass windows can be boarded.
  • Keep lanterns filled with kerosene, flashlights, match boxes, candles, and extra dry cells.
  • Promptly demolish condemned (unsafe) buildings.

Those who have radio sets should ensure that the radio is fully serviceable. In case of transistors, an extra set of batteries should be kept handy.

POST CYCLONE MEASURES BY THE PEOPLE  After a cyclone passes, the public are advised to take the following safety measures:

  • They should remain in shelters until informed by those in charge that they may return home.
  • They should get themselves inoculated against diseases immediately at the nearest hospital and seek medical care for the injured and sick.
  • Any loose and hanging wire from the lamp post should be strictly avoided. ( A person should be kept to watch so that nobody goes near the wire and the nearest electrical authorities should be informed.
  • People should keep away from disaster areas, unless they are required.

Anti – social elements should be prevented from doing mischief.

  • Houses and dwellings should be cleared of debris.
  • The losses should be reported to the revenue authorities (proforma to be obtained from District Administration)

Relatives should be promptly informed about the safety of persons in the disaster area.

DO’S AND DON’TS EARTHQUAKE

The District Administration is involved in awareness generation programme by providing Valuable information to the public about various disaster such as Cyclones, Earthquake etc.

EARTHQUAKE
What can you do before an Earthquake occurs :
  • Follow Earthquake Resistant Building Codes for new construction and Retrofitting of existing building.
  •  Prepare First Aid Box and learn first aid treatment.
  •  Organize occasional home earthquake drill. This will provide your family with knowledge of how to avoid injury and panic during an earthquake.
  •  Prepare life saving kits which include torch, candle, matchbox, blanket, ready-made good items, water bottle, medical kits and radio with additional batteries.Family members should know location of electric switches, so that at the time of disaster it can be switched off.
What can you do during an earthquake ?
  •  Remain calm, think patiently before moving, provide reassurance to others and think about the consequences of any action you may take
If you are in a House :
  • Take protection under table or other sturdy furniture.
  •  Kneel, sit or stay close to the floor.
  •  Be prepared to move with your family.
  •  You could kneel, sit or stay close to the floor, an interior wall or corner.
  •  Move away from glass window, bookcase and unsecured heavy object.
  •  Try to switch of Gas and Electricity switches.
  •  Switches off all gas, refrigerator, heater etc.Don’t use lift for getting down from multistoried building.

 

If you are in a shop, office or theater :
  • Don’t run for an exit.
  •  Move away from window glass display cases or other obvious hazards.
  •  If you must leave the building, choose your exist as carefully as possible.Don’t be near electric points and cables. Be away from week portion viz. partition walls, false ceiling of building.
If you are in a high rise buildings :
  • Take protection under desk or table.
  •  Don’t rush for exists.
  •  Stay in the building until shaking stops and until directed to evacuate.
  •  Don’t use elevator.
If you are out side :
  • Avoid high buildings, walls, power lines and other objects that could fall.
  •  Don’t run through streets.If possible move to an open area away from all hazards.
If you are in Vehicle : Stop in the safe and open place.
Check for inquires to your family members and other around you. Do not attempt to move seriously injured persons unless they are in immediate danger of further injury.
If you are inside a building :
  • Use the telephone to inform, if you are stranded.
  •  Remain in a safe position until shaking stops.
  •  Check electricity and water services and turn off; if necessary.
  •  Listen to your radio for information and advice.
  •  Be patient and encourage family members to be patient.
  •  Transfer flammable material to a safer place.
  •  Be ready to experience aftershocks of earthquake.
  •  Try to get out of dilapidated building.If injured, get it treated at the earliest.