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Record nummer 2204152
Titel artikel Interpreting the impact of flood forecasts by combining policy analysis studies and flood defence
Auteur(s) Slomp, R. ; Kolen, B. ; Westera, H. ; Verweij, J. ; Riedstra, D.
Tijdschrifttitel E3S web of conferences
Deel(Jaar)Nummer 7(2016)03006
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Publicatie type Artikel
Taal Engels
Toelichting (Engels) Flood forecasting is necessary to save lives and reduce damages. Reducing damages is important to save livelihoods and to reduce the recovery time. Flood alerts should contain expected time of the event, location and extent of the event. A flood alert is not only one message but part of a rehearsed flow of information using multiple canals. First people have to accept the fact that there might be a threat and what the threat is about. People need a reference to understand the situation and be aware of possible measures they can take to assure their own safety and reduce damages. Information to the general public has to be consistent with the information used by emergency services and has to be very clear about consequences and context of possible measures (as shelter in place or preventive evacuation). Emergency services should monitor how the public is responding to adapt their communication en operation during a crisis. Flood warnings and emergency services are often coordinated by different government organisations.
Betrokken instanties Rijkswaterstaat RWS
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