DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION
 
 

HAZARDS AND VULUNABLE SCENARIO

(Prevalent Hazards in the State Natural & Manmade)
The natural hazards include earthquake, flood, landslide, cyclone etc . The scientists have already expressed their opinion that nobody can forecast at what time and what magnitude the earthquake will strike. So it is essential that the society must remain alert to meet eventualities of earthquake round the clock, so in case of flood, landslide, cyclone, tsunami and other major happenings. The earthquake of 1950 had caused extensive damages, especially in upper Assam region. The state had witnessed earthquake of more than 8 richter in every 50 years interval and the last one occurred in 1950. The state very fearfully doubts that a serious earthquake may occur in anytime from now. However flood has become a regular perennial feature claiming huge toll of lives and properties. The city of Guwahati also suffers severe flash flood during monsoon causing grave miseries and inconvenience to the citizens of Guwahati. The organization has realized that there is no any serious preparedness in the state to mitigate any kind of disaster that may occur in anytime or any place. Some of the activities that the organisation has taken in recent past are
  • Pre disaster awareness of the community resilience on risk mitigation
  • Provide expertise in preparing “Disaster Management Plan’ by different agencies.
  • Training of volunteers and responders for onsite rescue and transportation.

During the Disaster

(Rescue and Relief) essential services and others
  • Activate the Disaster Management Plan of the organisation .
  • Deployments of Responders to the site of occurrence, -Triage, Rescue & Transportation.
  • Supply medicines and relief materials.
  • Extend medical care to the affected areas.
  • Facilitate safe drinking water.
  • Coordination with governmental and non governmental organistions.

Post Disaster

  • GOLD undertakes activities to prevent outbreak of epidemics and other infectious diseases. GOLD also cooperates with other allied Department so as to alleviate sufferings of the affected community.
  • Assist the community for early recovery from the damages caused by the disaster.