The Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) consists of a single button located in a central control room that, when pressed, will activate a series of loud sirens from 122 towers scattered along Odisha’s 470-km-long coast. The sirens will reach a sound radius of up to 4 km and will be able to withstand wind speeds of up to 350kmph. It will warn people of impending risks thus giving them a chance to evacuate if risks permit. If successful, the system has the potential to save countless lives. Read More
Odisha is pioneering early warning systems to warn seacoast residents of impending disasters. It will be the first Indian state to develop and implement a public address system that warns residents of impending natural disasters as part of a state disaster reduction plan.