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TN SMART (Tamil Nadu System for Multi-Hazard Potential Impact Assessment and Emergency Response Tracking), a web-based system to strengthen preparedness, response, and mitigation measures for multiple hazards such as Flood, Cyclone and  Tsunami, Lightning, etc, was launched by Tamil Nadu on October 26, 2018.


One of the significant aspects of the system is the fact that it is aligned with priority areas set forth in Global Frameworks (the Sendai Framework, World MeteorologicalOrganization’s Global Framework for Climate Services and SustainableDevelopment Goals) as well as Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management PerspectivePlan 2018-2030.

TN-SMART also has a mobile application which can give access to observed rainfall data for all available rainfall stations, weather forecast and likely flooding in identified vulnerable areas. This application sends alerts to field-level functionaries and tracks the action taken by them on the same. Citizens too can send distress messages to the system, which are then forwarded to concerned officers for action. This mobile application has a unique alarm system that can send an alarm, even if mobiles are in silent mode. The alarm stops ringing only after the alert has been viewed. 

A diasggregated database of such calls (location of user, type of emergency, etc.), legacy data on vulnerable areas, vulnerable communities, disaster damage and crticical infrastructure such as hospitals, relief centres, etc. aids policymaking.

TN-SMART also uses data analytics to arrive at different thresholds, which, in turn, are used for arriving at specific advisories.

The system thus caters to policymakers, operational users as well as the communities. It helps policymakers prioritise Disaster Risk Reduction, operational users understand risk patterns, identify risk locations, vulnerable populations and plan the deployment of response teams and materials. The system empowers communities by helping them avoid risk by preemptive evacuation thus improving resilience.

It provides for an annual performance audit based on which improvements will be made in the system so that constant improvement are made. TN-SMART is a 360 degree solution for tracking, monitoring, evaluating and clocking progress on all aspects of disaster risk reduction.

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  1. In the Vulnerability forecast,
    A. whether CWC Level Forecast issued for River Cauvery at Kodumudi (Erode Dt), Musiri (Thiruchirapalli Dt) and River Bhavani at Savandapur (Erode District) and River Vaigai at Madurai City can be included.
    B. Same way whether inflow forecasts for dams 1. Mettur, 2. Bhavanisagar, 3. Upper Anicut, 4. Grand Anicut, 5. Kodaganar Dam in Cauvery Basin 6. Vaigai Dam in Vaigai Basin, 7. Sathanur Dam in Ponnaiyar Basin, 8. Gomukhi Dam, 9. Wellington Dam in Vellar Basin, 10 Poondi Satyamurthi Reservoir and 11. Chembarampakkam Lake in and around Chennai City can also be included in TN Smart

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  2. Dear sir/madam,
    Thank you for your valuable suggestions.
    A. It comes under Disaster alerts category in TNSMART, further it is communicated to respective districts on mentioned date. If we get threat level for every reservoir and river from CWC we are ready to integrate it.
    B. We are updating daily reservoir level for 22 major dams based on data from PWD. In the next level we are planning for inflow forecast, etc

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    1. We will be providing these information on flood forecast for the 15 FF stations mentioned above during the period 1st June to 31st December. We will be sending our Daily Flood Bulletin which contains the water level and its trend and in case if the water level or inflow is above threshold a flood forecast will be issued. These information can be shared through e-mail, if any e-mail address is given.

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    2. Dear Sir/Madam,
      Please communicate for further integration and flood forecast information to the following e-mails yuvaraj@rimes.int, sa.tnsdma@gmail.com and tnstateeoc@gmail.com
      Thanks & Regards
      Yuvaraj

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    3. Thanks sir. We will inform our concerned Divisional Flood Control Rooms in Chennai and Coimbatore to include the mailing addresses
      Thanks & regards
      S Lakshminarayanan
      Deputy Director
      Flood Forecast Monitoring Directorate
      Central Water Commission
      New Delhi

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    4. Dear Sir,
      Thank you very much, we will coordinate and disseminate the flood alerts of CWC through TNSMART.

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