The Role of Information Sharing in Disaster Response and Management

Information sharing influences disaster response because people’s reaction to a crisis is directly proportional to the information received. The free sharing of information increases the effectiveness of disaster response since people understand the development and make necessary changes to stay safe. Shared emergency alerts are essential elements of secondary crisis communication that update a disaster (Sheldon & Antony, 2018). Shared alerts are vital in enhancing response and guaranteeing safety during a crisis and are based on the significance of communication. A disaster can only be managed effectively if the information is shared faster and recipients respond to it more quickly. The participants’ response to the alerts influences the effectiveness of these alerts in creating a safe environment during disasters.

Information sharing plays vital roles in disaster response, like;

  • Informing people on the danger zones
  • Updating participants on new developments
  • Providing information on safer areas and tactics
  • Addressing uncertainty through constant updates