Are You Prepared for a Disaster?: Mitigation and Management of Disasters (Hardback)
We live in a world which experiences dramatic loss of life due to natural disasters and hazards. This comprehensive book by Rajni Sibal, formerly the Additional Secretary (Disaster Management), Government of India, outlines methods for preparing households, businesses, commercial establishments and communities to address the substantial risk of disasters. Rajni Sibal addresses considerations important in understanding hazards of cyclones, chemical spills, floods and landslides to catastrophic events. The book not only includes the procedures used by safety experts but also focuses on areas often overlooked during the response and post disaster periods. Packed with information, real life experiences, case studies and important details, the book contains an extensive list of the how-to's for avoiding mistakes which turn natural and man-made catastrophes into larger disasters, and makes preparing for disasters less intimidating.