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Narendra Rapeti
 Introduction
 Geographical profile
 Presence of named risks and their intensities
 Presence of disaster management polices
 Inferences drawn
 Role of suitable insurance
 Road ahead…
 Major coastal risks – South East - India : Cyclone, Flood,
Storm, Tsunami, Earthquake, Drought.
 Cyclone :
is an area of closed, circular fluid motion
 Flood
:
 Storm
:
rotating in the same direction as the Earth
is an overflow or accumulation of an expanse of
water that submerges land
is any disturbed state of an astronomical body's
atmosphere, especially affecting its surface, and
strongly implying severe weather. It may be
marked by strong wind, thunder and lightning
(a thunderstorm), heavy precipitation, such as
ice (ice storm), or wind transporting some
substance through the atmosphere (as in a dust
storm, snowstorm, hailstorm, etc).
 Tsunami
: is a series of water waves (called a tsunami
wave train) that is caused by the
displacement of a large volume of a body of
water, such as an ocean
 Earthquake : (also known as a tremor or temblor) is the
result of a sudden release of energy in the
Earth's crust that creates seismic waves
 Drought
: is an extended period of months or years
when a region notes a deficiency in its
water supply. Generally, this occurs when a
region receives consistently below average
precipitation.