Flash Updates:

1.   At times of Disaster events, GIS activities are sub-divided into three stages - Normal Stage, Crisis Management Stage, and Post Crisis Management Stage.

2.   In the Normal stage, GIS activities include Monitoring of Hazards, Risk Assessment, Data Analysis, and Computing of Weather Services and Resource Mapping.

3.   In the Crisis Management Stage, GIS activities include Situational Awareness of people, Mapping of the Extent of Impact and Road Blocks, Shelter and Team Status, and Layers of Essential Services and in the Post Crisis Management Stage, GIS work activities include Team Status Mapping and Damage Assessment Maps.

4.   Five Days Weather forecast maps (Rainfall, Temperature, Heatwaves, Humidity, Sea surface Temperature, and Wind-Speed) based on datasets of the Indian Metrological Department - Global Forecast System and European Centre for Mid-range Weather Forecast systems and identifying the mandals or villages which are likely to be affected by any disaster.

5.   Observed weather report which includes the observed weather maps, (Rainfall, Temperature, Relative Humidity, Wind speed, Groundwater maps, and Major, Medium, and Minor Reservoir) level maps is prepared on daily basis.

6.   With the help of GIS, the areas which are likely to be affected by Cyclones, Storm-Surge, Floods, Heat-Waves, Droughts, and any other kind of disasters are identified based on the intensity of the hazard, this analysis is based on the historical datasets provided by the NRSC, APSDPS and IRRIGATION DEPARTMENT.

7. Co-ordination with District Administration for updating of India Disaster Resource Network (IDRN), Web-DCRA & DSS, NDEM, HRVA taken up by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).