By admin_wla | Tue, 4 Feb 2014 - 12:13

The knowledge and capacities developed by governments, professional response and recovery organizations, communities and individuals to effectively anticipate, respond to, and recover from, the impacts of likely, imminent or current hazard events or conditions. While many of the activities included under preparedness are carried out before a disaster, their conduction allows those who have to respond to do it in a more timely and effective way, leading to reduced damages and losses