It has been observed that given the vulnerability of the region the early warning systems and preparedness efforts were abysmal and even post disaster operation didn’t helped the affected population adequately. This short video tells about the kind of disaster most frequently the mountain communities face with a case study from Okhimath (in Uttarakhand state of Indian Himalaya) cloud burst and flash flood that lead to death of 70 people .  It has shots of the onsite situation, kind of post disaster measures taken, how the affected are adapting, mitigation measures, and how communities feel about such disasters. A total of 80 thousand people affected while over 50 people died, 80 villages cut off from mainland, 7 major bridges collapsed, 60 km of national highway damaged, 1700 families affected, 1400 didn’t get any assistance with a total estimate loss of Rs. Again on 13th Sep 2012 night 70 people died in the landslide and flash flood that devastated 10 villages and affected lives of thousands of families and eroded almost 30 Km. The soldiers of the Indian Army and Indo-Tibetan Border Police carried out the rescue work throughout joined by many volunteers from villages nearby. Himalayan Nations at Climate Change Conference-CoP21Over 150 heads of state and government gathered in Paris at the UN climate change conference on Monday, 30 November, the largest group of leaders ever to attend a UN event in a single day.
Noncommercial LicenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike License. The School Safety Preparedness Drill was initiated to commemorate the Kangra Earthquake of 1905 which killed over 19,000 people on April 4th 1905, as it is important to keep the memories of past disasters alive to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past.
With the recent reminders of our exposure to hazards coming in from nations such as Nepal and Afghanistan, it is imperative that we in India start taking swift steps towards preparedness. Originally, the drill was organised with schools in earthquake zones in Himachal which soon spread to other schools in earthquake prone States. In 2016 the School Safety Preparedness Drill is going to be held at 11:00 am IST on Monday the 4th April 2016.
Ajit Kumar Samaiyar Joint Director, Flood Management Information System, Bihar One of the most flood-prone states in India, Bihar is working aggressively to mitigate the flood damages. PDC bears no responsibility for the uptime, availability, accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links.


These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Pacific Disaster Center of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The flood in Kosi and Indus basins in Nepal and Pakistan had huge impact on the lives and livelihoods of people in the mountainous parts of these Himalayan countries.
That was the brief story of catastrophe in Uttarkashi and Rudraprayag districts of Uttarakhand state in India.
In the last five years this knowledge sharing portal has become one of the important references for the governments, research institutions, civil society groups and international agencies, those have work and interest in the Himalayas. In Majuli Island, in North East India, street theatre is proving an effective medium of creating awareness among communities on how best to prepare for and respond to annual flooding.Street Theatre Transforming Disaster PreparednessIn India, ACTED teams are getting creative in their efforts to spread awareness of household flood preparedness and wash best practices in Majuli Island, situated in the hazard prone Assam State, North East India.
Since 2009, we have been organising the School Safety Preparedness Drills in various States to mark the anniversary of the Kangra earthquake and to get schools in earthquake prone regions started on their path towards preparedness. The School Safety Preparedness Drill is an earthquake drill based on a scenario earthquake happening near enough to affect the school. In 2009, over 10,000 students in schools in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Meghalaya took part in the drill (report). Ajit Kumar Samaiyar tells Geospatial Media about the role of FMIS in flood management in the state Bihar is one of India’s most flood-prone states.
The Climate Himalaya team innovates on knowledge sharing, capacity building and climatic adaptation aspects in its focus countries like Bhutan, India, Nepal and Pakistan.
Starting with a drill across a few north Indian states in which 10,000 people took part, the number of people taking part has grown to 726,651 in April 2014. Usually, at 11:00 am on the 4th of April every year, all the students and staff of many schools in hazard prone areas in India practice the Drop, Cover, Hold on and then evacuate to a pre-decided safe location, and carry out the necessary post evacuation procedures. With the addition of students from Schools in Jammu & Kashmir, and West Bengal, the number of students participating in the drill rose up to 16000 in 2010 (report) and 17500 in 2011 (report).


In such a scenario, what is the objective and role of Flood Management Information System (FMIS)? Flooding was observed in many regions, including Asia, Oceania, the Americas, Europe, and Africa! Climate Himalaya’s thematic areas of work are mountain ecosystem, water, forest and livelihood. In 2014 the SSPD touched a new horizon when we partnered with National Disaster Management Authority of India and a overwhelming 726,651 participants in more than 1100 schools participated in the drill across India(report). Preparation is key.“Through song the crowd are informed of the importance of preparing an emergency kit and raft from local material before flood and to never drink contaminated water.
For the rural community of Majuli Island it is an accessible and relevant form of entertainment and learning. A cleverly scripted play with lively song and dance is disseminating important messages and practical advice across the flood vulnerable island.
Women's experience of disaster Disasters are gendered events in both their impacts and how people respond to them.
FMIS, Bihar was established as a water- sector partnership matrix between the World Bank and the Government of Bihar.
It is decided that Water Resources Department, Bihar will develop and operate the FMIS with technical assistance (TA) from the World Bank and financial support from Department of International Fund. Unavailability of hydrological and reliable meteorological data are the other challenges we are facing as of now.



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