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Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center

DROMIC stands for Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center. Also referred to as DROMIC Central Unit, it serves as a focal point in carrying out activities for quick and efficient generation of data from the local levels and other sources towards decisions for timely and appropriate disaster response. It is also a monitoring and quick feedback mechanism.

DROMIC FUNCTIONS

Maintains communication network with the 15 DSWD Field Offices disaster/cities intervention units and LGU implementors for 24 hours daily including Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.

Receives regular updates from early warning agencies such as Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOCS) and Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration (PAGASA) and alert regions which may be affected by oncoming disasters.

Packages and reports disaster information received within 24 hours especially during major disaster events.

Maintains a data bank of disaster incidents and related information nationwide.

Sends regular updates on disaster situation (QUICK FACTS) to the Office of the President (OP), National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC), other government officials, NGOs, media and other concerned organizations/individuals.

Operates as the Disaster Welfare Inquiry Desk during global crises where Filipinos are involved e.g. Gulf Crisis.

DROMIC DATA

To effectively assess disaster situations and come up with appropriate response we gather data on:
# Type of Disaster
# Date of Occurrence
# Affected Areas (region, province, city/municipality/barangay)
# Affected Population (No. of families and persons, ethnic origin)
# Evacuation Centers (No. in operation; no. closed)
# Damaged Houses (totally and partially)
# Casualties (dead, injured and missing)
# Assistance Extended (by government: DSWD, LGUs, Other NGOs and private Sector/Individuals.
# Number Served
# Present Needs of Families and Communities Affected.
# Situationer on Disaster i.e, on-going stopped; etc. and on relief and rehabilitation efforts.