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Arunachal: Tabletop Exercise on Disaster Management Held in West Kameng

Arunachal Pradesh‘s West Kameng district Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) along with Itanagar-based 12 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) held a tabletop exercise at the DC’s conference hall on Monday.

During the exercise, Bomdila ADC Sang Khandu, who is also an incident commander of the DDMA said, “Disasters never come by informing us. Everyone should be prepared to tackle the disasters.”

The ADC advised the 12 NDRF to prepare an annual calendar to conduct awareness programmes on disasters quarterly every year.

DDMO (in-charge) Tashi informed that the DDMA is regularly updating the names and contact details of the members of the DDMA. 

He mentioned that, “To know the exact manpower and resources of each department, the DDMA is collecting the data through resource inventory data, which can be used during any disaster. During any disaster or emergency, one can call the toll-free helpline number 1077, which is active 24/7.”

It is to be mentioned that, Awareness, education, preparedness, and prediction and warning systems can reduce the disruptive impacts of a natural disaster on communities. Mitigation measures such as adoption of zoning, land-use practices, and building codes are needed, to prevent or reduce actual damage from hazards.

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