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Management: Disasters with Communities

Hüseyin Mert
4 min readMar 3, 2023


In the wake of a disaster, whether it is a natural disaster, a technological malfunction, or a human-caused event, the community affected will be in a state of shock, confusion, and uncertainty. As a member of that community, it’s important to understand how to respond to the situation effectively.

Step 1: Ensure your safety

The first and most critical step in responding to a disaster is ensuring your own safety and the safety of those around you. This means following the instructions of emergency services personnel, evacuating the area if necessary, and staying informed about the situation as it unfolds.

Step 2: Assess the situation

Once you have ensured your safety, the next step is to assess the situation. This involves gathering as much information as possible about the disaster, the extent of the damage, and the needs of the community. This information can help you to determine what resources are required to respond effectively to the situation.

Step 3: Mobilize resources

With a clear understanding of the situation, it’s time to mobilize resources to address the needs of the community. This can include coordinating with emergency services personnel, setting up shelter and food distribution centers, and establishing communication channels to keep…