Cycolne Phailin in 2013

  • Nibedita S. Ray-Bennett
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)


This chapter presents the gender disaggregated death data from the four districts which were severely hit by the Cyclone Phailin in 2013. As with Chap.  3, it also provides the narratives of seven elite respondents which include the Director of the Indian Meteorology Department, Regional Director of UNDP, Manager of Odisha State Disaster Management Authority, Deputy Relief Commissioner of the Special Relief Organisation, and three Emergency Officers from Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur and Puri districts. Systems failure provides a novel perspective to analyse the reasons why there were fewer deaths in 2013.


Cyclone Phailin Coordination failure Communication failure Deaths Event violence Gender disaggregated data Goal Justice Leadership Target groups Worldviews ‘Zero casualty’ 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of LeicesterLeicesterUK

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