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Evacuation during Cyclones Phailin and Hudhud

An examination of public evacuation carried out during the cyclonic storms Phailin and Hudhud, both of which struck the east coast of India on 12 October 2013 and 2014, respectively, argues that in both cases there was lack of clarity over the nature of risk posed by the cyclones.

Tsunami Warning System

To be effective, a tsunami warning system must consider resolving basic scientific problems inherent in non-linear phenomena such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. It must move beyond the notion of technological fixes to include people, their levels of awareness and perception, within the overall structure of warning system.

Lessons from Orissa Super Cyclone

The Indian Meteorological Department will need to go beyond its current attitude of scientific information dissemination to being a user-driven warning service. The department has to combine technological systems with social science knowledge if it is to provide efficient warning and save lives in a cyclone.

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