Disaster Information management system proves to be a boon

Tikapur, July 23 : The disaster information management system (DIMS) in Kailali district is supporting the folks for risk reduction by providing information to the community prior to the flood.

The DIMS brought in practice a decade ago has proved to be boon for risk reduction in the district.
Information Management Officer at District Emergency Services Operation Centre Chetan Khadka said that the information system has supporting for the reduction of flood-induced damages.

“DIMS is doing good in Kailali. It has protected from the loss of human lives and properties due to timely information,” Khadka added.
In Kailali, water level measurement observation centres have been made in 16 sites while rain gauges are fixed in 19 points to collect the information on possible flood.

The officials deployed in those points immediately disseminate information to the people in lower river basin areas and vulnerable communities for preparedness.

Dambar Nepali, an official working for the stream flow measurement, said that they measure the stream flow three times a day and disseminate the information in the lower river basin areas. “We take measurement every hour during the time of flood,” he added.RSS