The Indian state of Odisha is receiving $153 million from the World Bank for disaster recovery after Tropical Cyclone Phailin in October 2013. Total damage from Phailin was estimated to be $1.45 Billion. Besides better, storm proof housing the funding will go towards upgrading their GIS with a focus on decision support with a Emergency Operation Center with the training to go with it. Full details in the excerpt below:
Some of the activities that will be undertaken under this component include establishing an integrated complex comprising of OSDMA, Geographical Information System (GIS) cell equipped with a decision support center, Emergency Operation Center and a training center; enhancing the capacity of the OSDMA by providing them specialized dedicated manpower and hiring technical experts in the areas of disaster risk management, hydro-met systems, risk assessment and financing, structural engineering, remote sensing and GIS; and enabling the affected marginalized communities to cope with survival risks posed by natural calamities through community-based initiatives.