Readiness & Response
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*The Indian sub-continent is the one of the worst cyclone-affected parts of the world, because of the low depth of the surrounding ocean bed and its heavily indented coastline.
*A cyclone is a region of low atmospheric pressure which occurs in the hot oceans of temperate and tropical latitudes.
The centre of a cyclone is known as the eye of the cyclone, and its edge is called the wall.
*During a cyclone, affected areas experience strong gales coupled with torrential rains and high tidal waves.
*The entire east coast of India is vulnerable to cyclones, and the frequency of tropical cyclones is the greatest in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian sea.
*Forests act as natural barriers and protect us from cyclones.
The Indian Meteorological Department is responsible for forecasting and tracking cyclones.
*Acquaint students with the disasters that India is vulnerable to, and with the hazard maps that enable them to see the natural vulnerabilities in their areas
*Emphasise effects rather than causes (because the geographical reasons behind natural hazards are dealt with in Geography)
*Introduce some key concepts in Disaster Management, in simple terms, to orient learners to disaster-related vocabulary used in analyses and the media
*Introduce the concept of being prepared for disasters through simple do's and don’ts that everyone can follow and spread to families and the community
*Iearn how preparedness leads to reduced vulnerability and possibly reduced impact on lives, livelihoods, and property
*Develop an interest in the subject matter of Disaster Management through interactive individual and group activities so that learners seek to understand disasters further
*Causes and effects of cyclones
*Cyclone-prone areas in India
*Preparing for cyclones