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A report on Communication facilities for Disaster Management used by Indian meteorological department to disseminate information?

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I have my question about the disaster management. I have heard quite a lot about some of the communication facilities used by the Indian meteorological department for the disaster management. I want to know about those facilities and would highly appreciate if I could be provided with a report on Communication facilities for Disaster Management used by Indian meteorological department to disseminate information.

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  1. Harry

     India has been traditionally vulnerable to natural disasters on account of
    its unique geo-climatic conditions. Floods, droughts, cyclones, earthquakes and
    landslides have been a recurrent phenomena. The points of report are as follows:

    1. The Information-Gathering Resource List Prior to entering a crisis situation, all persons responsible for intelligence gathering should start identifying information resources. Contact information, availability, and area of expertise should be recorded. Even sources of lesser credibility can be included in the resource.
    2. The scene of the disaster and reporting the facts. Others are not and may tend to sensationalize
    the facts, just to compete. On occasion though, a less reliable source may have a reporter in the
    right place at the right time and may be the best source of information until the others catch up.
    3. A variety of information sources can be tapped by a response team prior to deploying.
    Even though a disaster site is distant from a team's home base, some excellent local sources of
    information should not be overlooked. Cartographers and geographic information system (GIS)
    experts at a local university or college may feel local pride for a team and thus may be quite
    generous in provid ing detailed maps, census data, warnings about potential health hazards, and
    other useful information about a disaster site. Other sources of information can be contacted by
    phone or via the Internet. Government agencies are mandated to make this information available
    because federal funds are used to collect it. As teams develop their resources for information gathering and start recording them in are source list, they should consider cataloging the resources. One way of cataloging resources is to specify for which type of disaster the resource would be most useful. Another way of cataloging sorts resources based on level of credibility. Resources also can be catalogued based
    on level of focus. In most cases, broader, general resources should be contacted before focused, detailed resources. Resource type also may play a role in development of a list. A Web page on
    the Internet may provide more rapid, easily retrievable information than a local university
    professor who must be called from class for a discussion with a rescue worker. The foundation
    of the information- gathering practice is the identification of accessible sources of meaningful
    information. If the foundation does not support ease of use in unison with flexibility, it will not
    promote rapid, accurate information gathering during a time of crisis.
    4. The Situation Report (SITREP)or the SITREP is a written record of the status of the event from the perspective of the agency producing the report. It describes fact, not conjecture, so it is usually a reliable source of information. Many response agencies produce SITREPs frequently to document their response
    efforts; therefore, these reports are valuable sources of information, in both background and
    detail. SITREPs function as the official means of interagency communication during a large scale
    event. Each team should produce its own SITREPs, which can be used to report to team
    members (both on site and at home), to the National Disaster Management System (NDMS), and
    to other interested parties. The report provides a day-to-day record of issues, solutions,
    personnel responding, assets being utilized, victims treated, etc. Information-gathering personnel
    should look for situation reports from other agencies routinely during a disaster and include the
    information from those agencies in their overall picture of the event. Many SITREPs are
    distributed via e-mail. Team members should seek out the appropriate mailing lists and
    subscribe to them. Both the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and NDMS
    publish SITREPs at least daily during a large event. THE TRIGGER TO INITIATE INFORMATION GATHERING
    The NDMS has established procedures for notifying its response teams about a deployment.

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