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Nagaland emergency preparedness exercise today


Dimapur, November 20: The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority will conduct a mega mock drill Nagaland Emergency Preparedness Exercise (NEPEx 3-2019) on November 21 all over the State simultaneously.
As the State has been facing extreme weather phenomenon for the past few years, the NEPEx 3-2019 is being conducted simulating an extreme weather calamity in the State. The mega mock drill will help in testing the capability of the State machinery to handle any kinds of disasters.
Public have been requested not to panic at the sound of alarms which will be sounded during the exercise but to co-operate for smooth conduct of the mega mock drill.
Meanwhile on the eve of NEPEx)-2019, a table-top exercise was held at Secretariat conference hall, Kohima on November 20.
Senior Specialist (Ops) NSDMA, Brig. Kuldip Singh, while briefing the AHoDs and HoDs present, said there is a three stage-process of mock exercise: Stage-I is training on the Incident Response System (IRS) and coordination conference. Stage-II and Stage-III consist of Table-Top Exercise (TTEx) and mock exercise respectively. He said “TTEx is to exercise key managers in their roles and responsibilities on various simulated situations”.
Singh said NEPEx 2019 is on extreme weather phenomenon calamity where scenario will be on cloudburst affecting power, hospitals, schools, overflowing of Doyang dam, flooding in Dimapur.
He mentioned that the exercise aims to confirm that the State is using the IRS as the response mechanism, highlight the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders, enhance coordination, general public awareness and identifying gaps while executing.
OSD, NSDMA, Johny Ruangmei said that Nagaland will be carrying out the exercise for the third time on Thursday starting at 10 am. He highlighted the roles and responsibilities of different departments taking part in the Exercise.
Principal Secretary, Menukhol John gave the closing remark and the function was chaired by Secretary, NSDMA, Home, Lhouchalie Viya.
(Page New Service)