People in flood prone areas can now be alarmed round-the-clock about the rise of the water flow in the river when it is above the danger level.
The district’s Disaster Management and Relief office has invented a flood sensor to that effect and it has created quite a stir during the demonstration at the Digital Innovation Fair, held recently at the district headquarters.
The solar power driven flood sensor is designed to detect- and blow a siren- whenever the water level will rise close to the danger level.
It has to be set up at a suitable place near the river bank on a 25 m high tower, and with signal lights of three colours. People will also be updated about the water-level round-the-clock through keeping an eye on the signals conveyed by the lights.
It will help locals to stay safe and reduce the loss of lives and wealth in flood prone or chaar areas, said Disaster Management and Relief officer Idris Ali.