definitionDisasters and emergencies such as floods can affect people in any part of the world and at any time of the year, swiftly and without warning. Even small events, such as a power outage, can quickly have disastrous effects for a family that is not prepared. Families must work together to prepare for unexpected situations. Family emergency planning can be the key to surviving an emergency. Family emergency planning includes all actions necessary to be implemented by all members of the family, prior during and after a flood event which will ensure that family will be ready for a disaster whether the members are at home or not. Specifically, family emergency planning would include: creation of a family disaster supply kit, development of a family preparedness plan, identification of a local or/and regional meeting place and practice of the family plan (FEMA, 2011, p. 1).
Co-benefits and impactsCrisis management and raising of peoples awareness.
Approaches (Show all)Protection
Case studies (Show all)Les Boucholeurs 4
Scales (Show all)City
Land uses (Show all)Urban
FRI indicators (Show all)Availability and level of spatial coverage of emergency communication systems
Availability of emergency evacuation routes
Embodying climate change predictions in spatial urban planning
Citizens Learning and adapting from previous events
Knowledge exchange between scientific community and authorities
Informal coordination of citizens' actions within community
Active involvement and support of citizens in flood risk related activities
Flood risk education
Time scales (Show all)Medium term
Measure types (Show all)Operational
Problem types (Show all)Coastal
Drain and Sewer
Resilience measures (Show all)Flood emergency framework
Illustrations (Show all)rm_images/Family_Flood_preparedness_plan.JPG
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