The Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has launched a flood app dubbed “My Flood Risk Accra App”.
“The flood app allows you to monitor the water levels in your neighbourhood or Municipality to inform the possibilities of flooding. It also has multiple flood maps (locations) different return periods and literacy information on the preparedness, prevention, response and recovery measures”.
It was developed by HKV, in collaboration with GIZ, Allianz and GMET, as part of the “Developing Risk Management Approaches for Climate and Health Risk” Programme.
In a speech read on her behalf by the Deputy Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Ms Ama Pomaa Boateng on Thursday, September 23, 2021, the Minister said it is important that science-based information about floods is easily accessible and communicated to the general public as high-impact weather events keep increasing.
She further explained that the app provides you with a weather forecast and the estimated rainfall amount over the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) for effective planning and decision-making.
“The fact that we can sit in the comfort of our homes or offices and receive prompts of rainfall forecast or weather warnings with remote access to the flooding situation in our homes comes as a huge relief for those who stay or have constituencies in these flood-prone areas.
The development of this app is part of ways to deal with the perennial situation of flooding which has often resulted in the loss of lives and properties” she said.