NSDMA grateful


Dimapur, April 26: The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) has expressed its gratitude and appreciation to all line departments, stake holders, Civil societies, media fraternity, Churches and volunteers for participating in the NEPEx 2018.
NEPEx 2018 simulated the Shillong Earthquke of 1897 magnitude of 8.7 Richter scale. In the NEPEx 2018 mock drill human casualties reported from across the 11 districts to the State Emergency Operation Center (SEOC) were 133 persons dead, 234 persons seriously injured and 417 persons were minor injured. The DDMAs also reported major destruction to infrastructures.
The NEPEx 2018 witnessed the participation of more than 30,000 people. The Department of School Education also issued a circular to all the schools to participate in the mock drill by practicing ‘Drop, cover and hold method’. An evacuation drill was also carried out in every school.
For the purpose of review and evaluation of the NEPEx 2018, observers were invited from NDMA, MHA, GoI, Dhirendra Singh Sindhu, Joint Advisor, officials from the NDRF 12 Bn, Assam Disaster Management Authority, Indian Air Force, BSF and Assam Rifles.
During the debriefing, observers gave valuable suggestions as lessons learnt to improve the preparedness of the State.
(Page News Service)