Sample Management Essays on Crisis and Disaster Management

Japan is still suffering from the ravages of typhoon Hagibis since it struck more than two weeks ago. The deadly tropical storm caused wanton destruction on and off the Japanese coast. The flooding heralded by an atmospheric river has been of particular concern to us. In an endeavor to ensure that members of emergency rescue services, including police, the military, ambulance and firefighters etcetera, discharge their duties unhindered, we initiated the ‘swim challenge.’ The challenge is based on understanding and adapting to the effects of climate change in the flood prone tropical region of japan. It involves encouraging emergency services providers as well as the civilian populace to learn how to swim. Such would ease the extension of rescue services to flood victims and reduce the death toll associated with drowning.

Over the past year four major floods have hit Japan with Tokyo suffering multiple disasters in successive months. Due to the humanitarian crisis heralded by he aforementioned, the initiative intends to ensure emergency services personnel, in the event of isolation, can create a difference even as they await help. The initiative has come of age due to the logistical challenges posed by flooding and fast winds occasioned by typhoons. Gornitz notes that the backdrop of such initiatives is to ensure the civilian population can be able to ‘save’ themselves before aid comes their way (Gornitz et. al, 2017). Such confers disaster responsibility to both the government and members of the third estate.

As part of the six weeks challenge we will set up remote ‘clinics’ where we will teach willing individuals how to swim for free. The lessons involved will cater for floating on water, power swimming as well as endurance swimming. Additionally survival skills will also be taught to stem cases when emergency services are impeded by unprecedented factors.  The remote clinics will feature an aquarium towed by a truck. These services will offer convenience to the busy Japanese population. The above challenge will therefore work towards reducing civilian casualties in cases of flooding even as other government sectors work towards fast-tracking early warning systems for disaster mitigation.

References

Gornitz, V., Horton, R., Bader, D. A., Orton, P., & Rosenzweig, C. (2017, May 28). Coping         with higher sea levels and increased coastal flooding in New York City. Climate           Change Adaptation in North America , 209-223.