definitionInform local citizens and visitors about the major hazards through public meetings, flyers, website, training, collaborative platforms, brochures, public presentations, internet portals, etc. Along with conventional methods for disseminating messages on flooding, in recent years frontline responders have started to use social media. Social media tools can provide a valuable resource to deliver up to date warnings and information to the public, media and even other responders.
(International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2011)
Co-benefits and impactsBenefits of raising peoples awareness are crisis management, preparedness of the population, favor the resilience of the community & territory. Specifically for social media, they enable people to interact and share information immediately e.g. through text messaging. They are easily accessible from everywhere through portable devices such as laptops, tablets, smart phones etc. in contrast with the "old media" such as radio, TV, newspapers. Additionally, there are several application in the preferred devices assisting in data collection during flood events.
(Public Empowerment Policies for Crisis Management, 2014)
FRI indicators (Show all)Establishment of Stakeholders Committee on flood risk
Conduction of evacuation disaster drills based on structural failure scenarios
Conduction of evacuation training
Availability of trained volunteers
Citizens Learning and adapting from previous events
Responsible authorities Learning and adapting from previous events
Multidisciplinary knowledge exchange (engineer, architect/urban planner, sociologist, economist, politician - city government, etc.)
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
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