Intnl. Communication Mock Drill

Port Blair
3 Sep 2018

Along with the countries on the Indian Ocean Rim, other Regional Tsunami Advisories Services providers, INCOIS, Hyderabad, the Union Territory of A&N Islands will participate in the Communication Mock Drill IOWave – 18 on Sept 5, 2018 conducted by Indian Tsunami Early Warning Centre (ITEWC), Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Ministry of Earth Science, Govt. of India, Hyderabad and other Service Providers of Indian Ocean Countries  with the objective to validate the warning centre dissemination process for issuing Tsunami Bulletins, procedures of Agencies receiving and confirming Tsunami Bulletins, process of dissemination of Bulletins/Messages by the SEOC, EOCs and other Control Rooms to other responsible Agencies within their area or to the public, decision making process about public warnings and evacuations and proper communication method by the National Disaster Management Organization and participating Agencies. The INCOIS is disseminating bulletins for scenarios simulating a Magnitude 9.3 Earthquake of Northern Sumatra, Indonesia commenced from 0830 Hrs. on 05th September, 2018 and continuously issued bulletins in regular intervals up to20:30 Hrs. IST and the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC) receive all the bulletins from the INCOIS by using different modes of communication viz. SMS, FAX, Electronic Display Board (EDB), emails and the same will be disseminated to all the 06 Emergency Operation Centres (EOCs) and various control rooms of Port Management Board, Police Control Room, Electricity, APWD and Forest for testing the effectiveness of Emergency Communication.