In these uncertain times when the climate is changing fast, hurricanes, floods and other natural calamities are becoming more and more frequent. Whereas a clear pattern is now emerging between the unchecked uses of natural resources that is causing global warming etc., it is still not completely in ones hands to avoid these kinds of disasters and emergency situations. Although there can be various natural disasters that can cause extensive damage to lives and property, flooding is one situation that can completely cripple public service infrastructure and cause severe damage to property and people.
Obviously it is not always possible to make oneself completely foolproof of such natural calamities, it does make a lot of sense to take a few precautions so as to minimize the effects of flooding on individual households so that the repairs that are undertaken are more effective and the damages done can be restored quickly.
- Evaluate the flood risk: First off, the demographics of the world are continuously changing. Add to it the rampant urbansation and newer public projects, along with receding water levels; many areas that were not flood prone earlier are becoming so. It is a good idea to evaluate the flood risk