Andhra Pradesh to adopt Flood Threat Administration to reduce losses in long term

Visakhapatnam: The RMSI (Threat Administration Options, Inc), which functions with National Disaster Administration Authority (NDMA), has suggested a in depth flood danger assessment in Andhra Pradesh to discover flood scorching spots in order to minimise losses due to purely natural calamities like latest one in November that established havoc across the south coastal AP and Rayalaseema.

The authorities really should strategy non permanent mitigation possibilities around these hotspots like inflatable drinking water bags, water gates, flood gates to cut down the flood affect.


A substantial-resolution floods forecasting method is currently being formulated by RMSI for the state to be set in use by government to deliver out warnings in advance of the time to cut down loss of lifestyle and assets at the time of gatherings.

Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Pushpendra Johari, senior vice president (sustainability), RMSI, claimed “We noticed equivalent in 2009 when drinking water was produced on Oct 6 that established a file in flood discharge at Prakasam Barrage, surpassing the past record from 1903 when the river experienced no dams.”

Right after analysing all big disasters, the RMSI has appear up with a set of methods that can be practical for the govt, he included.


The water introduced from a dam will cause a considerably much better flood than just rainfall. The overflow of Annamayya irrigation undertaking triggered the deluge in Kadapa district.

“There is a strong want for conducting dam breach situation assessment, quantifying sediment deposition in the reservoir,” Johari explained.

He further more extra that a flood danger evaluation of the condition is now currently being performed by RMSI. It can pinpoint the best likely water level estimates throughout areas for different flood eventualities. The govt has to make sure that the outputs of this chance assessment analyze are made use of to plan for mitigation possibilities and foreseeable future progress.


– So significantly losses to AP are significantly increased than that of Tamil Nadu

– Momentary flood safety steps inflatable drinking water luggage, drinking water gates, flood gates

How to improve stormwater drainage system

– Flood zoning on metropolis-scale to put into practice new development suggestions

– Removing of current encroachments on drinking water bodies and drains

– Organizing on a variety of structural possibilities like river widening and de-siltation, look at dams, levees building.