Disaster Management Cycle

Disaster Management Cycle

The Disaster management cycle is an ongoing process by which governments, businesses, and civil society plan for and reduce the impact of disasters, react during and immediately following a disaster, and take steps to recover after a disaster has occurred. Appropriate actions at all points in the cycle lead to greater preparedness, better warnings, reduced vulnerability or the prevention of disasters during the next iteration of the cycle.

Component of Disaster Management cycle

Risk Management which includes Prevention, Mitigation and Preparedness,
Crisis management/After disaster has occurred/ which includes Response and Recovery

  • Prevention Preventing the occurrence of disaster by reducing risk factors for disaster
  • Mitigation - Minimizing the effects of disaster. Examples: vulnerability analyses; public education.
  • Preparedness - Planning how to respond. Examples: preparedness plans; emergency exercises/training; warning systems.
  • Response - Efforts to minimize the hazards created by a disaster. Examples: search and rescue; emergency relief.
  • Recovery - Returning the community to normal. Examples: temporary housing; grants; medical care.
  • Assessment - A continues process in all 4 Phases of Disaster management cycle.
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