By srssethuraman | December 16, 2015 | 0 Comment
Is it mere coincidence that Chennai is facing worst ever floods, when all the world leaders have gathered in Paris to discuss and tackle global warming?
The catastrophic flood in Chennai has severely impacted normal life, train services and airport were shut down. The electric and telecommunication services have not been functioning. In this situation, the only channel of communication that has worked are the emergency contact numbers or Toll free numbers provided by the Government or the Local Municipal Corporation.
Due to global warming and many other reasons, these sort of disasters have become very frequent. Within a year we have had floods in Kashmir, cyclone Hudhud in Visakhapatnam, cyclone and flood in Gujarat. Looking at this scenario, it is becoming very essential that all city corporations should be geared to handle such catastrophic situations.
During such disasters, the 24×7 emergency contact numbers, play a very critical role in disaster management. Such numbers provide immediate help to the affected citizens, and also make the disaster recovery more effective.
Some of the key things that the city corporations or any such authority should consider while offering an emergency service numbers are:
The emergency numbers just streamline the communication process during such disasters and ensure that help reaches in a timely and effective manner to the affected citizens.
If we really want to stop such natural disasters, we have to seriously think about “Global Warming”.
The disaster in Chennai and UN meeting on global warming in Paris, is not a mere coincidence, it is also an emergency call or alert from nature.
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