Flash Updates: Weather Outlook

NCRMP Phase-1

The NCRMP project was executed from 2011 to 2018 with an amount of Rs.1339.44 Cr. in coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh.

Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS)

·    The Government of Andhra Pradesh is utilizing all the modern technologies i.e Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) under NCRMP, a world Bank project under which 1 SEOC, 9(District Emergency Operating Centers, 76 Mandal Emergency Operation Centers, 219 Multi-Purpose Cyclone centers are operating through which messages are being sent and also sirens will be spread through cyclone centers on weather s.

·    For the effective dissemination of early warning at the last mile the information in a message format is sent through Social Media applications (What app &Telegram) to respective Tahsildars and concerned Village Revenue Officers (VRO) of the possible risk area.

·         This system helps in providing early warning to the people living in disaster-prone areas.

·         The information could be through a siren, voice, or pre-recorded messages.

·         This is a fail-proof communication system. It addresses the existing gap of dissemination disaster warning for cyclone and tsunami up to the community level by establishing a robust communication system.

·         This is the first of its kind in the country for cyclone and Tsunami warnings.

·    The technical infrastructure allows the state, district and local authorities are available 24 x 7 to reach the villagers in the coastal districts on a near real-time basis.