Community Engagement, Vulnerability, Mitigation


This paper analyses; how the community based approach and orientation on Disaster mitigation and preparedness program has tremendously helped the communities to survive through the course of natural calamities, such as Tsunami. Furthermore, the paper engages to study the effectiveness of community engagement and their active participation in the Disaster mitigation management program. In turn how,the program devolved the community members to take precautionary action and as a result to safe guard their lives from the perilous disaster situations. Taking the” Samiyarpettai” – a small marine village exist in coastal line of Cuddalore district, Tamilnadu, as a special reference. And how the initiative in disaster management training to the people of Samiyarpettai has empowered to survive when tidal waves of tsunami struck the village in 2004,Dec