Disaster Risk Reduction
It is essential that people understand their risks; respect the national warning service and understand how to react to the warning messages. Education and preparedness programmes play a key role. It is also essential that disaster management plans are in place, well-practiced and tested. People should be well informed on options for safe behaviour to reduce risks and protect their health, know available escape routes, and how best to avoid damage and loss to property. This section provides guidance on the recommended measures to build national and community response capacities to warning messages.