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000030872 037__ $$aARTICLE--2015-015
000030872 041__ $$aEnglish
000030872 100__ $$aSharma, C. M.
000030872 100__ $$aDangal, M. R.
000030872 100__ $$aPradhan, N. S.
000030872 100__ $$aKumari, R.
000030872 100__ $$aLama, T.
000030872 100__ $$aRai, S. K. 
000030872 245__ $$aMountains and Rivers
000030872 245__ $$bImpacts of and Responses to Flash Flood in the Seti River in Nepal
000030872 260__ $$c2015
000030872 300__ $$a10
000030872 500__ $$aThis publication is the result of research conducted as a part of the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP).
000030872 507__ $$aHICAP,  hicapproject, Neera Shrestha Pradhan, Sundar Kumar Rai, ICIMOD staff, Peerreviewed
000030872 511__ $$adaptarticle
000030872 520__ $$aOn 5 May 2012, a flash flood originating in the Seti river swept away Kharapani, a settlement also known as Tatopani in Sardikhola Village Development Committee (VDC), killing people and destroying the lives and livelihoods of people living and working along the river. This paper explores the perceptions and responses of flood affected people. It also looks at the impacts of the flood on people’s livelihoods and their short-term and long-term strategies for coping with and adapting to the destruction caused by the flash flood. Using data based on a qualitative survey, the study recognized the pro-active and effective contributions of social networks and nongovernmental institutions in the post-disaster situation. Although the disaster response required a lengthy process, the flood affected people still felt that the government intervention was slower than expected. This paper outlines the need for the government to have practical strategies and plans to address and respond to localized disasters like the Seti flash flood immediately. At the community level, it also illustrates the role of awareness and preparedness in minimizing the adverse effects of flash floods. The paper concluded that collaborative efforts between governmental and nongovernmental institutions prove instrumental in dealing with the post-disaster situation. 
000030872 650__ $$aAdaptation
000030872 650__ $$aFloods
000030872 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000030872 650__ $$aNatural hazards
000030872 653__ $$aFlash flood
000030872 653__ $$aEarly Warning Systems
000030872 653__ $$aNepal
000030872 773__ $$pJacobs Journal of Hydrology
000030872 773__ $$v1
000030872 773__ $$n1
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