Why Early Warnings?

  • Early Warning is the only way to alert people to the intensity of rainfall and its likely consequences.
  • To save human life followed by infrastructure and property.
  • To allow emergency response, take mitigative actions as possible.
  • Temporary movement of personnel, important documents and property to a safe elevation (higher floors) within the flood plain.
  • Temporary flood proofing (closing conduits, diverting water, mitigation).
  • Proper maintenance of city sewer system, electric lines, evaluate emergency plans.
  • Warning time to emergency services and sensitive population.
  • Suspension of sensitive works.
  • Better recovery and reduced cost of other operations affected.
  • Traffic Control and transportation alternatives.