Disaster Management Strategies
A Look at Disaster Management Strategies for Chemical Process Industries
Disaster Management Cycle
Disaster risk management is the sum total of all activities, programmes and measures that emphasise preparedness and mitigation, and can be taken up before, during and after a disaster with the purpose of averting and minimising the resultant losses. Activities that are taken up within disaster risk management include:
- Before a disaster (pre-disaster): Activities taken to reduce human and property losses caused by a potential hazard. These are mitigation and preparedness activities.
- During a disaster (disaster occurrence): Initiatives taken to ensure that the needs and provisions of victims are met, and their suffering minimised. These are emergency response activities.
- After a disaster (post-disaster): Initiatives taken in response to a disaster with the purpose of achieving early recovery and rehabilitation of the affected communities, immediately after a disaster strikes.