Cyclone Disaster Management

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Cyclone Disaster Management

  • Prepare communities to deal with disasters in a manner that people’s lives and properties are protected, and to ultimately become resilient.
  • Public awareness generation will serve to empower people with knowledge about the role and responsibilities of the state.
  • Targeting schools, colleges and all educational institutions is a very important part of awareness.
  • It has to be sustained through constant updating, upgrading and mock drills.
  • Awareness will also help in induction of the constantly evolving knowledge of science and technology as well as research and development applications.
  • To overcome the power cut it is important to have rooftop solar and battery storage systems as supplementary power sources for households and corporates.
  • Planting trees with strong root systems and pruning the canopy ahead of cyclone season could reduce uprooting.
  • The government should restore infrastructure and provide priority relief to the families of those who lost their lives, and the worst-hit communities.
  • Efficient use of technology and implementation of the Sendai framework is the need to the hour.
  • Collaboration with other countries in the region to strengthen the cooperation and efforts and to make a common fund for disaster management.
  • Construction of multipurpose cyclone shelters, access roads, saline embankments and underground.
  • By taking long and short term mitigation measures, the loss of life and property can be minimized.