AGENCY
RESPONSIBILITIES (draft)
GENERAL

1. Agree radio procedures and protocols (in coordination with ODP)
2. Arrange for cross agency radio communications (in coordination with ODP)
3. Arrange necessary training through workshops and conferences (in coordination with ODP)
4. Agree on cross agency cooperation and assistance (in coordination with ODP)
5. Agree equipment pre-deployment plans, for road clearance etc. (in coordination with ODP)
6. Compile Equipment and transportations database
7. Secure information on radio systems/protocol/procedures and provide training
8. Provide Disaster Management training
9. Provide Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis Training
10. Flood mitigation, control and prevention program and response mechanisms
11. List of warehouse items (e.g. portable tents, generators, chainsaws)
12. Plan mitigation measures
13. Plan disaster response procedures
14. Obtain/produce Hazard maps (conduct vulnerability assessments)
15. Identify problem areas and solutions
16. Identify liaison officer and alternates per Agency
17. Obtain procedures for external assistance (e.g. contacts/protocols etc)
18. Identify personnel for EOC
19. Ensure that s sufficient supply of appropriate tools are available
20. Provide emergency lighting equipment with generators
21. Plan and execute disaster training scenarios

CABLE & WIRELESS

1. Assist in Road clearance
2. Ensure tree braches are kept at a suitable level
3. Draft advisories with respect to down lines
4. Ensure a sufficient stock of material and equipment are available
5. Provide secure communication links to EOC
6. Broadcast alerts on pagers and cell phone and on land phones (proposed)
7. Report on damages and quickly effect repairs

CABLE TV

1. Activate emergency plans
2. Provide all-weather channel information on a common channel on a 24/7 basis
3. Assist in the broadcasting of Weather Advisories and alerts
4. Assist in the broadcasting of public awareness announcements
5. Report on damages and quickly effect repairs

WATER

PRE-INCIDENT

1. Design plan to ensure the Departments ability to respond adequately
2. Ensure that a safe water supply is returned in the shortest possible period
3. Ensure that generator are prepped and checked on a weekly basis and adequately maintained
4. Ensure that tests are performed prior to restoration of the water supply after a disaster
5. Ensure that water storage facilities (dams/tanks) are full prior to the hurricane
6. Ensure that a sufficient stock of material is available for post event repairs
7. Secure water supplies (re. Contamination)
8. Make arrangements for water trucks and fill available water trucks
9. Shut off water supplies immediately before the hurricane incident?
10. Provision of Emergency Transport Services (Supplies/Materials/ personnel/equipment)
11. Maintain all essential vehicles operational
12. Plan mitigative measures for hurricanes, earthquakes and ash fall

POST INCIDENT

13. Assist in damage assessment
14. Assist in Road clearance
15. Report on damages and quickly effect repairs

NEVLEC

1. Activate emergency plans
2. Assist in Road clearance
3. Assistance in Rescue Work in collaboration with Fire Services
4. Provision of Emergency Transport Services (Supplies/Materials/ personnel/equipment)
5. Ensure tree branches are kept at a suitable level
6. Draft advisories with respect to down power lines
7. Ensure a sufficient stock of material and equipment are available
8. Fully stock up of fuels and lubricants etc
9. Report on damages and quickly effect repairs
10. Pre-deploy heavy equipment and vehicles
11. Supply, maintain generators and batteries as required
12. Maintain all essential vehicles in an operational state
13. Maintain appropriate level of spare parts
14. Report on damages and quickly effect repairs

PUBLIC WORKS / NHLDC

1. Assist in Road clearance
2. Plan drainage and ghaut inspections and clearance programs
3. Assistance in Rescue Work in collaboration with Fire Services
4. Provision of Emergency Transport Services (Supplies/Materials/ personnel/equipment)
5. Assist in the evacuation of high risk/disabled persons
6. Pre-deploy heavy equipment and vehicles
7. Supply, maintain generators and batteries as required
8. Shutter all essential and selected Government buildings, when directed (and shelters) as appropriate (Identify selected buildings)
9. Demolition of unsafe buildings
10. Maintenance of all public shelters
11. Prepare/setup temporary accommodation as required
12. Assist in Evacuation procedures
13. Provide fuel for all Government Departments and other agencies as approved – agree on procedures (provide backup power systems – generator)
14. Maintain all essential vehicles in an operational state
15. Maintain appropriate level of spare parts
16. Assist in damage assessment
17. Coordinate repairs to roads and road structures and cordon off dangerous areas as required
18. Report on damages and quickly effect repairs
19. Remove shutters an appropriate period after the all clear (as instructed)


NASPA

1. Ensure aircraft are dispersed prior to a hurricane
2. Ensure that all drainage channels are clear and unobstructed
3. Brief airlines and airport authorities
4. Monitor all weather advisories and advise accordingly
5. Ensure that all craft operators are advised of the conditions
6. Secure buildings and equipment
7. Ensure that no vessel is a threat to Port operations during or after the event
8. Clear runways and Air and Seaport accesses as quickly as possible
9. Report on damages and quickly effect repairs
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