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Natural Disaster Prevention

  • India witnesses flood due to excessive rainfall which then results in overflow of rivers, lakes and dams, which adds to cause large amounts of damage to people's lives and property. Create a IOT based project on rain intensity detection for low lying areas to help early detection of floods. Early information about floods will give people and also concerned authorities more time to take action.

  • Civilians residing in the above mentioned areas whose livelihood maybe destroyed by floods. 

  • CONSEQUENCES OF FLOODS:

    As most people are well aware, the immediate impacts of flooding include loss of human life, damage to property, destruction of crops, loss of livestock, and deterioration of health conditions owing to waterborne diseases. As communication links and infrastructure such as power plants, roads and bridges are damaged and disrupted, some economic activities may come to a standstill, people are forced to leave their homes and normal life is disrupted.

    Similarly, disruption to industry can lead to loss of livelihoods. Damage to infrastructure also causes long-term impacts, such as disruptions to supplies of clean water, wastewater treatment, electricity, transport, communication, education and health care. Loss of livelihoods, reduction in purchasing power and loss of land value in the floodplains can leave communities economically vulnerable.

    EXAMPLES:

    Most recent examples of flooding were Bihar floods and Vadodara floods. Further information about these floods is provided the following news articles:

    https://www.firstpost.com/india/bihar-floods-no-rain-for-days-but-parts-of-patna-remain-waterlogged-residents-rue-lack-of-infrastructure-drainage-management-7465291.html

    https://www.firstpost.com/india/bihar-floods-no-rain-for-days-but-parts-of-patna-remain-waterlogged-residents-rue-lack-of-infrastructure-drainage-management-7465291.html

     

October 10, 2019

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