Planning n Mitigation | VOL. 14, ISSUE 86, September-October 2014 |

Managing a Cyclone Successfully

My tenure as Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), Odisha where cyclone Phailin made a landfall, marked a very significant career milestone. While I felt the pain of the 13 million people who were devastated by the Cyclone, I also experienced the pleasure of a job well done, with timely evacuation and relief saving thousands lives.   Pre-cyclone preparedness As part of pre-cyclone preparedness exercise a meeting of the Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) was convened in August 2013 under the...

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