Flash Flood Guidance System (FFGS)

 India Meteorological Department (IMD) launched the South Asian Flash Flood Guidance System (FFGS)

About Flash Flood Guidance System (FFGS):

  • India is leading a delegation of nations, including Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal, in sharing hydrological and meteorological data towards preparing flash flood forecasts. 
  • India’s National Disaster Management Authority and the Central Water Commission have also partnered in this system.
  • It is  robust system designed by IMD to provide the necessary products in real-time to support  development of warnings for flash floods about 6-12 hours in advance at the watershed level with a resolution of 4km x 4km for the flash flood-prone South Asian countries viz. India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
  • It will be established in New Delhi, where weather modelling and analysis of rainfall data observations from member countries will be done.
  • The Guidance for flash floods in the form of Threats (6 hours in advance) and Risks (24 hours in advance) will be provided by Regional Centre to National Meteorological & Hydrological Services, National and State Disaster Management Authorities and all other stakeholders for taking necessary mitigation measures to reduce the loss of life and property in the South Asian Region countries.