May 31,Kathmandu -The world facing a threat of the Covid-19 pandemic, and Nepal is no more different. Nepal has begun to wonder what happens if another disaster (flood) strikes. The thought has come into consideration as monsoon season generally starts in June and lasts until September.
The country is worried about the floods. Nepal receives more than 80 percent of annual rainfall in a few months of the monsoon. Looking back in 2019, the monsoon took place in the third week of June, and right after a month, it was announced that the country had experienced the heaviest rainfall of the decade. It caused heavy floods in different parts of the country, mainly lowland villages in Province 1, 2, and 3 and temporarily banished 68,666 people of almost 12,000 households.
Now, we have begun to think about what if similar flood hazards occur in this moment when the country is fighting Covid-19. The situation will surely get even more complicated and very difficult to handle.
As the government is taking care of the people infected from the COVID-10 and providing them food, security, and shelter already. And many of the schools, halls, buildings are given for the quarantine. If we look forward, flooding could cause the rise of other diseases like diarrhea. It will be misfortunate as the entire health service is focused on Covid-19. So, the government& officials should look into a proper plan to fight multiple disasters at the same time.