WK6Assgn+J.N+DimlaByJoel Nchinney DimlaJanuary07 2018 Strategies The hurricane Katrina of 2005 cursed adevastating damage and unpleasant memories to the worst hit victims and theirfamilies. Jackson, Hancock, and Harrison are counties in Mississippi; thedevastating impact was felt more by these three counties.
In handling or salvagethe situation in Mississippi, I will prefer to use strategies such as planningbefore the disaster and the use of ICT technologies for effectivecommunications from victims to outside world or from families to victims. Disaster sometime may come unannounced,so planning for unforeseen or seen disaster is one of the best options,government agencies such as; the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) andthe Red Cross most take as utmost importance. Planning in this situation helpsto handle disaster more or almost accurately. Also in carrying out these plans,effective training must be given to every disaster management agencies. One other very important strategies Iwill use in these situations is the use of ICT technologies for effectivecommunications, because almost every disaster comes with a devastating loss oflife and properties, in most cases during a disaster, there is usually loss ofcommunication between the victims and the various emergency agencies or evenfrom victims to the members of their families. The use of ICT can also help toreduce life and properties, most time, before or during the crisis there isusually loss of power supply (electricity), disconnection of telephone servicesand mobile phones services are common. The telephones or mobile phones are usually not connected due to thenetwork disconnection or they appear to be congested because of so much trafficon the network. (Bejuri, W.
M, Yaakob W & Mohamad, M. 2015). In order tohave a robust, infective and reliable communication during or after a disaster,it is of utmost importance that the short-wave radio is used as one of thealternative means of communications during a disaster. RelevantPlans to Alabama or Louisiana The elements of the plans for Alabama andLouisiana is for the installation or the use of Short-wave radio, it will be prettygood to install this ICT technology or equipment in both ends of the disaster-proneregion and the possible disaster free region, the use of the short-wave radiois important because during disaster telephones or mobile phones are most timedisconnected due to the ravaging force of wind that affects the network. The Short-waveradio has the capability to work in a long range, using the radio wavesmethod to communicate. Anyone with the proper knowledge can hear thecommunications made via short-wave; this is possible because of the nature ofradio wave propagation. Also, because of the reliance of short-wave radiocommunication equipment only on electrical power (i.
e. which are gotten viasolar, batteries, and other alternative means) and Earth’s ionosphere,which is right for some of the worst case emergency scenarios, (Bejuri,W.M, Yaakob W & Mohamad, M. 2015). It is also a technology that can resistdisaster, by way of transmitting some equipment several kilometres away fromthe areas that suffer from total loss of information. Missing Element For effectivecommunication, the issue of language barrier needs to be considered. Thevarious disaster agencies need to be familiar with the cultural background ofthe victims, as stated in the ethical standard for human services professionalsthat, “Human service professionals are knowledgeable about their culturesand communities within which they practice” (NOHS, 2015).
ReferenceBejuri, W.M, Yaakob W , M (2015). A Proposal for Emergency Rescue Location (ERL) usingOptimization of Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) based Pedestrian SimultaneouslyLocalization and Mapping (SLAM).
National Organization for Human Services(NOHS). (n.d). Ethical Standards forHuman Services Professionals: National Organization for Human Services adopted2015.
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