In that respect, I fully appreciate the CM of AP who planned and executed the plan when Visakhapatnam was attacked by a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal. They were able to contain human loss and recovered the city from losses within no time. The other State governments also should learn from those lessons and get ready for the emergencies.
Flooding happens just because the water cannot go to its destination. So, together with the development of the city, the drainage system must be improved. Also steps must be taken to clean roads and drainage pipes by removing all the wastes dumped there. Citizens must be made aware of the needs of keeping the surroundings clean and tidy. The city authorities must give necessary guidelines to the public about all these.
We must also try to locate the reasons and origin of the extra water coming to the city. There may be a hillock or a raised area in the neighbourhood. The trees originally covering the area might have been removed for building flats or houses or for other purposes. Actually such actions will affect the environmental conditions there. Removal of trees will lead to soil erosion which will block the water flow, thereby causing flood. Like this the authorities must study the situation and find out the causes of flooding, then only the flooding problems in cities can be contained.
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