In our region high water is a crisis we must face in the future. In Essehof the last high water crisis took place in 2002. Even before that, the city was often flooded. On the pictures you can see, that almost the whol e village was under water. Because of the climatic change the weather in the future will become more and more extreme. When there is a thunderstorm there will come down lots of rain in a short time. So the high water crisis from 2002 will not be the only one in next 50 years. When I would experience a high water crisis in our region, the Ushahidi platform can help me with important informations like:
- Where does the high water spread to?
- Where do people need help to build di kes and how stable are them in which regions?
- Are there any people trapped in their houses?
- Where can affected people go to? Where are the emergency shelters?
Some information can also be interesting for the world, e.g. if in a large high water region diseases begin to spread and how many people died because of this crisis.