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Assessment of Tsunami Preparedness in East Coast of India through Mock drill conducted on 26 September, 2015

Ajay Kumar, B and Devi, EU and Sunanda, MV and Patanjali Kumar, CH and Padmanabham, J and Kiran Kumar, N and Srinivasa Kumar, T (2016) Assessment of Tsunami Preparedness in East Coast of India through Mock drill conducted on 26 September, 2015. Technical Report. INCOIS, Hyderabad.

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Abstract

The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami resulted in catastrophic losses of life and property and demonstrated how destructive the tsunamis can be. In India, the tsunami took away nearly 16,000 lives of the people living in the coastal areas and caused lot of damage to the property. The reason for such a great loss to lives and property is due to lack of awareness and preparedness to tsunamis. Keeping this in view and to avoid further future losses, the Government of India has established the Indian Tsunami Early Warning System at INCOIS, Hyderabad under the Ministry of Earth Sciences. While a tsunami cannot be prevented, its impact can be mitigated through community and emergency preparedness, timely warnings, effective response, and public education. The Tsunami drills evaluates the ability of warning centre and disaster offices to respond to a tsunami. The drills not only emphasize the testing of communications from warning centre to its stakeholders, but also provide an opportunity for testing national/state/local chains of command and decision-making, including the alerting and evacuation of people from selected coastal communities

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tsunami;Mock drill;Tsunami Early Warning System;Disaster Management
Subjects: Oceanography > oceanography
Depositing User: INCOIS Library
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2016 11:22
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2016 11:22
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/4074

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