Resilience measures

Name Definition
Emergency operation centre and personnel An Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) is a central location where response personnel can coordinate and make decisions in support of emergency response activities at the site level. Emergency preparedness involves as much pre‐planning as possible and the designation of a variety of emergency facilities can enhance response logistics when an ...
Flood shelter Flood shelters are created in areas which experience severe flooding. Elevated flood shelters should be constructed above the highest expected flood levels. They should be easily accessible and should be able to accommodate all people in the vicinity (Climate app, Flood shelter, accessed on Sept. 2016). Flood shelters may help ...
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. ...
Flood emergency framework Flood emergency framework sets out the government’s strategic approach to achieving the aims set out below and is intended for use by all those involved in planning for and responding to flooding from the sea, rivers, surface water, ground water, reservoirs, artificial waterways and canals. Its purpose is to provide ...
Family emergency planning Disasters 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 ...
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). ...
Emergency exit of buildings above highest flood level The main exit of a building is traditionally positioned at ground level. In case of a flood this only exit may be blocked by water and debris taken by the waterflow. Emergency exits should be placed at the highest possible flood level. Also existing windows can be redesigned as emergency ...
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 ...