• Benny Kuriakose

KERALA FLOOD MANUAL


Based on my experiences in rebuilding villages in the earthquakes in Lattur, Bhuj and the tsunami in Tamil Nadu, it is very important that we make the existing houses and future house more flood resilient. Reconstructing the damaged houses is not the solution. Disasters are on the increase and the future floods might not be a 50 year or 100 year event. It is very important that we stop doing inappropriate filling and take great care in building in flood affected areas.

The manual gives practical tips for repairing the damaged houses also. Many houses which might seem to be in dilapidated state can be repaired and brought back to life. Good quality workmanship is very important for the durability of the houses.


The manual gives practical tips for repairing the damaged houses also. Many houses which might seem to be in dilapidated state can be repaired and brought back to life. Good quality workmanship is very important for the durability of the houses.

The layout of the new sites shall be done in such a way that the building is safe from a future flood of similar nature.


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