Local Government Profile
Baofeng County - China
Shufeng Liu, President of Baofeng County
The key point in mitigating disasters lies in preventative measures and the government improving scientific skills to cope with disaster risks.”
Website of the city : www.henan.gov.cn/
Size : 722 km2 sq km
Population : 2010 - 498,000
Part Of : Henan Province
Hazards : Drought, Flood
HAZARD AND VULNERABILITY PROFILE
At the beginning of the year, disasters such as snowstorms and frost usually occur under the co-effect of cold atmosphere and the warm air current; in spring when it is time for wheat to grow, there are usually plant diseases, insect infestations and drought caused by climate change. Additionally, floods and windstorms breakout during the summer months and in Autumn Baofeng County experiences droughts.
DISASTER AND RISK REDUCTION ACTIVITIES
First, citizen awareness of disaster risks needs to be increased through public disaster risk campaigns as well as by improving local governments ability to mitigate disaster risks; second, regular exercises on disaster prevention and mitigation should be organized to improve public service organization and coordination of disaster prevention and mitigation; thirdly, comprehensive and classified emergency response mechanism should be established.