It was exactly a year ago in December 2015 when heavy floods wreaked havoc and brought the bustling city of Chennai to a standstill, causing distress to hundreds and thousands of people. While reforms and preventive actions have been taken to prepare the city for such calamities in future, experts believe that Chennai is still naïve enough to handle similar flood like condition in the near future.
In order to help Tamil Nadu forecast and be prepared for the onset or possibility of such calamities well in advance, IBM has lent a helping hand and partnered with TN State government to set up the IBM Intelligent Operations Center for Emergency Management in Chennai.
This specialized IBM center will leverage its expertise in Innovative Analytics, Mobility, Cloud and Services for mitigating the effects of such natural disasters if at all they happen. The technology is meant to help the TN state government effectively forecast possibilities of devastating calamities and unnatural weather patterns and be prepared to address such incoming calamities, to ensure complete safety & security of its citizens.
IBM will draw on its extensive expertise in analytics and cloud technology, to predict and forecast future periods of weather elements including, winds, rainfall, humidity and other related weather patterns. Such accurate analytical information collected will in-turn prove useful to assess the level of destruction that may be caused by the calamity. This innovative technology will display the effects of the calamities in the form of interactive graphs, making it easy for TN State Government to tackle the problem in a step-by-step manner.
While Tamil Nadu government is grateful and all praise for this major initiative by IBM, it is also expecting significant inputs from IBM for making alterations in the infrastructure of the city and make it immune to natural disasters and calamities.
News Courtesy: https://www-03.ibm.com/press/in/en/pressrelease/50604.wss