Resilience measures

Name Definition
Red alert exercise A red alert emergency exercise enables the simulation/testing of population/authorities response and plans in case of an extreme flood event occurs. Preparation of population is achieved for a crisis situations.
Evacuation plan The purpose of evacuation is to relocate people temporarily from areas at risk of the consequences of flooding to places of safety. Emergency evacuation plans are developed to ensure the safest and most efficient evacuation time of all expected residents of a structure, city, or region. A benchmark "evacuation time" ...
Evacuation routes at elevated level Evacuation routes at an elevated level are necessary to allow for safe evacuation in flood events. They should be constructed above the highest expected flood level. People affected by the floods can use the routes to reach safe (higher) ground. (Climate app, Evacuation routes at elevated level, accessed on Sept. ...
Monitoring and flood forecasting through partnerships Organizing and recording partnerships between the various actors so that optimal responsiveness of the population can be produced in case of a warning of a flood event. Strong need in this area for understanding and agreeing on roles and responsibilities including communication with the public and between agencies. Information from ...
Emergency supplies and utilities Emergency supplies and utilities are necessary in case of a flood emergency. It should consist of food and drinks, first aid kit and other provisions to survive or continue operating for instance a hospital or business. (Climate app, Emergency supplies and utilities, accessed on Sept. 2016)
Flood hazard mapping Flood hazard mapping is an exercise to define those areas which are at risk of flooding under extreme conditions. As such, its primary objective is to reduce the impact of flooding through better predictive capacity. It acts as an information system to enhance our understanding and awareness of flood risk. ...
Municipal flood control plan The municipal plan expresses the shared goals, objectives and priorities of a community and allows its members to work together for a specific goal e.g. flood control/protection, in coordination with nearby communities, the region and the state as a whole. (Vermont, Flood Ready State of Vermont, accessed on Sept. 2016). ...
Rescue plan The aim of flood rescue operations is to move people from immediate or potential harm to safety. Failed evacuation operations (e.g. evacuation operations which have been initiated too late and have not been completed before egress routes are lost) can result in the need for large-scale coordinated rescue plans to ...