Coal is the single biggest contributor to anthropogenic climate change and impacts of climate change are likely to increase the frequency of the hazards that coastal areas already face. To reduce or avoid, potential losses from hazards, assure prompt and appropriate assistance to victims of disaster a disaster management plan (DMP) is framed. Are these plans inclusive? Are they being effective? This survey-based report presents the perception & knowledge of locals & experts on coastal based disaster management plans (DMP) & suggestions to frame ideal DMP.