Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management (AJEDM)Volume 3 Number 2 (2011)
The Development of Disaster Prevention and Response Information Platform in Yunlin, Taiwan
National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan.
National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Due to the occurrence of natural disasters on an upward trend in Taiwan, Yunlin County Government chooses the high risk disaster hotspots-the townships of Gukeng, Taisi, Dapi, and Kouhu, and Douliu as the targets of the Disaster Prevention and Response OperationPlan.1,2 There are many problems with disaster recovery in those townships before the deployment of this plan. The existing Disaster Emergency Operation (DEO) Center of the regional governments lack for information and communication equipments, and the staffs have difficulties in receiving the disaster messages in time. In addition, lots of paper works in the disaster prevention and relief workflow have made the processes inefficient. To solve the problems, this project intends to provide suitable space and needed hardware and software equipments to enhanced DEO Centers. A web-based Disaster Prevention and Response Information Platform (DPRIP) has also been developed to replace the existing paper-based workflow for staff to receive information in time. With enhanced DEO Centers and DPRIP, the local governments can handle the disaster relief work more efficiently and improve the capacity and quality of disaster prevention and relief. Hereby, we select Gukeng and Taisi as examples to explain the details.
Keywords: Disaster emergency operation center, Web-based platform.