Bengal Govt To Provide Psychological Training To Tackle Disaster

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Kolkata: As part of a novel effort, the State Disaster Management and Civil Defence Department is providing psychological preparedness training to residents of disaster-prone areas to reduce the degree of trauma during any emergency.

According to a senior official of the department, with the help of such training, residents of an area struck by any disaster would be able to deal with a situation and reach a safe place after listening to the forecast of any disaster.
With improvement in the weather forecasting system, in most cases, people are well-informed, and that too, within a very short period of time, in case there is any prediction of heavy storm or rainfall.

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They become psychologically strong, considering that they know what they need to do and what not during the time of disaster. It helps a lot as one can attempt to rescue others as well.

The trainers show videos of different natural disasters like flood, earthquake, etc. to residents of coastal areas, flood-prone areas and hills.

This comes at a time when the state government has introduced a state-of-the-art technology that will ensure prediction of lightning and dissemination of information at least 45 minutes ahead of its striking at a particular location in any part of Bengal.

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