Now Odisha will Siren up with This New System

Odisha is one of the States in India which gets badly hit by cyclones and storms. Remembered by the famous 1999 storm, Odisha still continues to get struck by frequent natural disasters. Thousands of lives get washed away in floods and cyclones. Houses and properties get damaged badly. And until now no alerts or warning system was put up in order to prevent the disasters.

 

But the wait is over! As was proposed on August 2016, the Odisha government is finally going to implement the new system called Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) to warn the population, tourists, boatmen and fishermen of Odisha region. 

With pressing of just one button, a total of 122 towers will siren up covering 480 km long coasts during tsunami, cyclones and other natural disasters.  The towers will also be installed in tourist destinations and coastal habituated areas. The siren system will cover on almost 22 blocks under six coastal districts. Puri, Balasore, Bhadrak, Ganjam, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur are the disaster prone blocks.  This EWDS system will trigger loud sirens that would warn anybody and everybody present on those reasons during the coming disasters. The sound can be heard up to a radius of 1.5 km range. The Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) has Digital Mobile Radio (DMR), Mass Messaging System (MMS), Universal Communication Interface (UCI) and Satellite Based Mobile Data Voice Terminals (SBMDVT) for tracking down the details of the natural calamities. Odisha government is the first system which developed automatic public address system and can be activated across the state. 

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