Managing Torrent Effectively through Strategic Factors of Flood Management
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The article identifies the strategic factors of torrent management, that help in controlling the flood. In many cases when a flood erupts it is hard to control it, besides flood management teams face difficulties in providing relief services so in the result communities or individual people suffer and the number of causalities reach at high level. This study provides the knowledge and guidelines that assist to manage flood situation effectively. The article is based upon supposition that flood causalities occur due to the three core factors such as; lack of human resource who handle flood situation, second; dearth of resources like, food, medicine, accommodation, transport, funds, lifesaving equipment like boats, and lifesaving jackets that help in swimming, and moving in water to reach out to safe place. third; lack of training of staff of flood rescue teams this is the reason that the number of casualties occur at large scale. In this study these three factors are considered Strategic Factors of Flood Management (SFFM) that significantly can reduce the causalities if all factors deployed properly. The data was collected from Jamshoro district of Pakistan and sample subject were the flood victims who displaced in “2010 flood” in Sindh province of Pakistan. So it is tested that at what level SFFM factors were in order and functioning properly during flood 2010. It is concluded that the main cause of occurrence of causalities at high rate were disorder of SFFM. Hence, it is recommended that flood management organizations prepare themselves in advance, separate human resource may be developed that manage flood, government create discrete fund for flood emergency situation, and required training may be provided to flood rescue teams.
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