In different situations a channel manager has the decision to set the noop flag on for his channel. This means that his channel ops can't get their op status to perform any direct op command but they can kick,ban,voice etc via X. But in case of massive floods, +m,+r are mandatory. As of example, today, on #Jail, where NOOP flag was on to mark the death of channel's ex manager and keep a moment of silence and memorial, actual manager was offline when the channel was found under massive attack of floodbots while channel ops were looking and praying for an oper/cservice admin/or channel manager to be online. The problem was solved when finally the manager arrived, removed the flag and stopped the flood go any further.
What I am saying is that it would be great a new "emergency" command to be implemented on X (400+), which would work only if the "noop" flag is ON, something like /msg x emergency #channel (which would set +m,+r chanmodes) - it would be a lot of help to both users and ircops and such who receive and handle such requests who must be solved asap.
What do you, users, think about such a future feature?