Disaster is a natural or man-made accident which causes damage or destruction to life and property and environment. Disaster can be natural as in the case of earthquake, flood, cyclone and landslides and man-made as in the case of a riot, accident, fire, blast and explosion.
Every state has a proper disaster management authority to deal with any disaster befalling in the state. Assam
has the Assam State Disaster Management Authority which is responsible for dealing with any disaster occurring in the state. The authority is responsible for prevention and preparedness in case of any disaster.
The following things should be kept handy for dealing with emergencies.
- Fire extinguisher
- First aid kits and Medicines.
- Pipe pullers to turn off gas and water supplies.
- Water and food for 2-3 days.
In case of any disaster one can contact on the following numbers provided by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority.
Phone number of revenue and disaster management department (Assam)State Control Room
: 1070 (Add the STD code while calling from other places)District Control Room
: 1077 (Add the STD code while calling from other places)Guwahati Medical College and Hospital:
0361- 2529457/2529561Mahendra Mohan Chaudhry Hospital
: 0361- 2541477/2543998 Down Town Hospital
: 0361- 2336906/2331003GNRC
: 0361- 2227700Shankardeva Netralaya
Ambulance ServicesDowntown Hospital
: 2336911/2331003/2336906 GNRC
: 98640-10000Guwahati Medical College:
2560457Police Control Room
Fire BrigadeFire Service
101Panbazar Fire brigade
: 0361-2540222Dispur fire brigade
: 98640-16740Red Cross:
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