10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
[SCG65-07] Mock drill of Earthquake Early Warning and its benefits
Keywords:Earthquake Early Warning System, Mock Drill
Method: As of now, Sirens have been installed in all the district headquarters of Uttarakhand, a state of India. These sirens are connected through dedicated Private Internet Network. When a destructive earthquake occurs in the instrumented region, the EEW system automatically issues alert and sirens are blown. For mock drill purpose, past event is fed into the system at predefined time and alert is sent to sirens to blow.
Results: The mock drill practice imitates the real-time like scenario of earthquake event. All stake holders (i.e. Disaster management authority, Fire department, emergency operation center, Police and NGOs etc.) who deal with disaster response operations can rehearse their preparation and improve their standard operating procedures.
Benefits: Inhabitants get first hand scenario to respond during earthquake. This is alike a real-time experience for them. This can help them change their wrong practices to respond during earthquake. They can improve their preparation to respond during real-time earthquake.
Conclusion: Mock-drill provides an opportunity to all stake holders to manage post-disaster operations. It also helps to revise and improve their existing standard operating procedures. It changes the behavior of residents, and compels them to respond quickly in the real-time earthquake event.