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Title: Autumn 2000 floods review regional report : Southern Region
Author: Environment Agency Southern Region
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: autumn 2000 floods review regional report
Abstract:
Autumn 2000 saw the most widespread flooding across England and Wales in over 50 years. Southern Region in particular suffered several prolonged periods of extreme weather causing extensive and severe flooding between 15th September and 15th November 2000. The problems have continued long after 15th November and into 2001 as rainfall has continued to hit saturated catchments causing more flooding from rivers across the Region. This report seeks to describe these flood events from the initial forecasting through to the emergency response and present the lessons learnt at this stage. Many aspects of the events were well managed and show that the Agency and its professional partners have learnt from the floods of Easter 1998 and have made significant improvements to the process of flood management. There are however still many areas where improvements are needed and although the flooding is still continuing across the Region this report draws together some of the issues and makes preliminary recommendations for actions. This review focuses on seven main topics: event management, flood forecasting, flood warning, event impact, emergency response, public relations, and specific incident issues.
ISBN: 1857055705
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2001
Publication Place: Worthing
Subject Keywords: FloodingRiversFlood controlDisaster preparednessPublic relationsFlood forecastingEnvironment Agency
Geographic Keywords: EA South West
Extent: n.p. [206]
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:429
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