You might be thinking everyday as usual and we all are safe all the time!! It is not. We are always surrounded by various hazards and to protect ourselves we need to BE PREPARED. There is no country that is immune from disaster, though vulnerability to disaster varies. Anything can happen anytime! To protect ourselves […]
You might be thinking everyday as usual and we all are safe all the time!! It is not. We are always surrounded by various hazards and to protect ourselves we need to BE PREPARED. There is no country that is immune from disaster, though vulnerability to disaster varies.
Anything can happen anytime! To protect ourselves from odd situations, we are indirectly trained through our education syllabus from school level. But are there various disasters natural, manmade and those disasters which can be avoided in future. Disasters not only devastate the infrastructure but also the minds of the people it creates chaos and confusion with its arrival. At one point of time loss of property can be recovered but loss of life cannot be measured. Panic and havoc cannot be ignored during the time of disaster but we can surely tackle. For tackling these odd situations there is need of basic training to each and every person of the country.
During and after a disaster, you may feel helpless. It is important to stay active and focus on what you can do – even if it seems negligible. Every little thing counts. Make a list of all that you can accomplish (for example, securing important documents, calling insurance companies, seeking out assistance, etc.). In addition, even though your life may feel much disorganized, try your best to stay organized. This can help establish a sense of control and predictability.
Experiencing a natural disaster — and maybe even losing loved ones or neighbors — can bring on a number of unpleasant feelings, such as sadness or loss, depression, anger, anxiety, fear, shock, and disbelief. These are normal responses to a very stressful event. Recognize this. Validate these emotions. The more you try to fight against them, the stronger they can become. In addition, in an attempt to get away from these emotions, many times people rely on unhealthy coping strategies such as drinking or drugs which can lead to additional problems. Utilize healthy emotions regulating strategies to approach, accept, and work through your emotions.
India is also among the world’s most disaster vulnerable area, 57% to the earthquake,28% to the drought,8% to cyclones,18% to landslide,12% to floods and 50% of forest fire. Statistical analysis on one side but there is heavy economic loss, political loss, social loss and physical loss.
The avoidable disasters are “wars” between the countries; World Wars were able to badly traumatize each and every person, terrorist attacks had left worse mark on the whole globe these are the darker side of human beings.
After every disaster there is need of organized instructions which are need to be followed to triumph over the crisis developed due to disaster.
Every survivor has to go through these stages though; it is not easy so it becomes responsibility to provide all such amenities to every being. Various camps are set up to rise up from the panic and havoc of the calamity
In India we recently we have faced the disastrous floods in Uttarakhand, a natural calamities which resulted disastrous when it drained the beauty of Uttarakhand. The National Institute of Disaster management in one of its report on Uttarakhand floods reported, climatic conditions combined with haphazard human intervention in the hills is ultimate reason for the disaster.
Heavy precipitation swelled rivers, both in the upstream as well as downstream areas. Besides the rain water, a huge quantity of water was probably released from melting of ice and glaciers due to high temperatures during the month of May and June. The water not only filled up the lakes and rivers that overflowed but also may have caused breaching of moraine dammed lakes in the upper reaches of the valley, particularly during the late evening on June 16 and on June 17, killing about several hundred persons; thousands went missing and about 100,000 pilgrims were trapped. None of them were prepared for this unexpected disaster which ultimately destroyed Uttarakhand.
Lakhs of people trapped in Uttarakhand lost their life and properties, various necessary things were provided to the survivors by Indian soldiers. Disaster management were speeding there help at the pace crores of properties was destroyed and loss of life was at infinity.
Not only India but the whole world is threatened by erupting disasters .
Natural disasters such as flood, fire, tornado and windstorm affect thousands of people every year. So we should know and PREPARE our self and everyone. Recognizing an impending hazard and knowing what to do to protect yourself and your family will help you take effective steps to prepare beforehand and aid recovery after the event
Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, However each emergency is unique and knowing the actions to take for each threat will impact the specific decisions and preparations you make. By learning about specific threats, you are preparing yourself to react in an emergency.
Its everlasting effect we cannot demolish but we can slow down its effect by being alert and by having good governance. We cannot cease the wrath of the nature but we can have a good control on the human activities. Improvement in the disaster management can assist us at the time of need and ultimate emergency. Anything can happen anytime so BE PREPARED!