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Title: Environment Agency Southern region : Christmas floods 1999 volume one : performance review
Author: Environment Agency Southern Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
Christmas 1999 saw significant flooding across Southern Region. The current estimate is that between 400-500 properties were flooded by fluvial, coastal and surface water. Over 180 flood warnings were issued with in excess of 72,000 calls being made to the public at risk and organisations during the event. This review was undertaken to confirm the adequacy of the existing processes and procedures for the delivery of a seamless and integrated forecasting, warning and response service. To address this issue six activities have been looked at: event management, flood forecasting, flood warning, emergency response, public relations, and health and safety. Within these activities four areas have been reviewed: procedures, systems, liaison, and emergency response roles and responsibilities.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1999
Publication Place: Worthing
Subject Keywords: Flood defence structuresFlood controlDisaster preparednessFlood forecastingEarly warning systemsPublic relationsHealth and safety regulationsFlood Management StrategyEnvironment AgencyRivers
Geographic Keywords: Kent (county)HampshireWest Sussex
Extent: 37
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:505
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