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‘I-FLOWS’- A Flood Warning System

Published on June 15, 2020
Current Context: A state of the art flood warning system called ‘I-FLOWS’ is launched in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
‘I-FLOWS’- A Flood Warning System

  • It is launched by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Science and Technology, Earth Science Dr, Harsh Vardhan Rathore along with CM of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray.
  • ‘I-FLOWS’ is a state of the art Integrated Flood Warning System.
  • It is launched with an aim to alleviate and monitor the flood activities by providing early warning in the city during high rainfall and cyclone conditions.
  • It is developed by India Meteorological Department (IMD), Indian Institute of Tropical Metrology (IITM) and Ministry of Earth Science.
  • The ‘I-FLOWS’ flood warning system provides estimates of flood situation up to 3 days in advance and also provides 3 hours to 6 hours nowcast describing immediate weather updates and in low lying areas forecasts upto12 hours in advance.
  • It is incorporated with 7 modules namely, Data assimilation module, flood module, inundation module, vulnerability module, risk module, dissemination module and decision support system module.
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Maharashtra: ‎Uddhav Thackeray‎
    • Governor of Maharashtra: Bhagat Singh Koshyari
    • National Parks and Wild Life Sanctuaries in Maharashtra: Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Chandoli National Park, Gugamal National Park, Navegaon National Park, Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhamragarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Malvan Marine Sanctuary, Karnala Bird Sanctuary


Q.1 I-FLOWS’- A flood warning system, is launched in which state?
a. Gujrat
b. Kerala
c. Maharashtra
d. Goa

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