ECHO Delhi Office representatives Davide Zappa and Talha Jamal visited the Humanitarian Assistance Livelihood Support Project that ADRA is implementing in Barpeta District, Assam on May 19-21, 2014. This tour started with an interview with the Deputy Commissioner (DC). The DC reiterated that Barpeta is one of the most flood prone districts of Assam and acknowledged ADRA’s presence in the areas and the responses since 2012. The harmonized Disaster Preparedness Model (DPM) was acknowledged by the DC. He also reported that there is significant local capacity and strength within the community to face future disasters. An early warning is sent to the district and local officers 24 to 48 hours before the disaster.