- The post-disaster communication in Odisha had failed after extremely severe cyclone Fani struck the state. State disaster managers have decided to introspect how post-disaster communication failed for the first time since Super Cyclone in 1999.
- Communication during and immediately after a disaster situation is an important component of response and recovery. It connects affected people, families, and communities with first responders, support systems, and other family members. It is also important for disaster management authorities to track situation and effectively response post disaster.
- Communications are of two types: a) terrestrial and b) satellite-based. Telephone, FAX, HAM radio and VHF are part of terrestrial communication which requires infrastructure – tower for mobile phones, cable for land phones and antenna for VHF or HAM radios.
- For satellite communications does not depend on terrestrial facilities such as power, tower and antenna and comprise of handheld satellite phones.
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