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Disaster preparedness at personal and community level is very important in today’s time. The message of preparedness and its importance is also closely intertwined with our communities, schools, businesses or our social education offshoots in general. Basically the awareness message is usually designed so as to trigger a plain conversation or may be a simple discussion within our family or neighborhoods to keep us prepared and equipped against disasters including earthquake, flood, fire, landslide, lightening, etc.
Further the outcome of such root level interactions would probably pose some basic questions such as, what are the locally occurring natural or human caused hazards?, what are the vulnerabilities faced by our houses, schools, organizations, businesses, neighborhood or community?, what could be the level of impact in the event of a real disaster?, what supplies, equipment and human resources we might need to mitigate the damages and loss?, Can we have insurance against our losses?, Are there any precautions we could take?, Any local emergency response agencies available nearby that we could contact or coordinate with?, do we know who to contact and how they could help us?, etc.
Series of such sequential questions, pertaining to the safety and well-being of our local communities, should then drive the participants find the majority of solutions within their own discussions and probably in reach….
(NOTE: Please click the link below to read the entire article “Driver of Disaster Resilience”)
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