Module 4: Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness refers to being prepared may make all the difference during times of crisis and uncertainty. In this course, we will look at the critical element of putting together an emergency bag for urban survival in Indian cities. Whether it’s a natural catastrophe, a sudden evacuation, or a brief disruption in services, having a well-stocked emergency pack may provide you with the necessary supplies and peace of mind.
Understanding the importance of an emergency kit and essential items to include in your emergency kit:
The Kerala floods of 2018 and the importance of having a well-stocked emergency kit.
The Uttarakhand flash floods in 2013 and the importance of timely evacuation.
According to our study, the impacts of El Niño are likely to become more severe in the future due to climate change.
The Mumbai floods of 2005 and the role of communication in coordinating rescue efforts.
During the 2018 monsoon season, the southern Indian state of Kerala saw significant floods. The floods devastated millions of people and severely damaged infrastructure. During this catastrophe, many people and families were forced to rely on their emergency supplies to survive until relief arrived.
The floods underscored the significance of carrying a well-stocked emergency pack with supplies such as food, water, first aid supplies, and communication gadgets. Emergency Prepared people had a higher chance of staying safe and comfortable during the disaster.
Additionally, timely evacuation played a crucial role in saving lives. Areas prone to flooding were evacuated by authorities, and individuals who had established evacuation plans and identified safe shelters were able to seek refuge on time.
Effective communication methods were instrumental in coordinating rescue and relief efforts. Helpline lines, social media sites, and mobile applications were critical in spreading information, providing updates on impacted regions, and connecting people to the assistance they needed.
We may gain vital lessons about the necessity of emergency planning, evacuation tactics, and efficient communication during natural disasters by studying the Kerala floods. These lessons can be applied to enhance our urban survival skills in Indian cities.
Continue to Module 5: Finding Shelter in Urban Areas