Risk communication in emergency response to a simulated extreme flood.

Faulkner, Hazel P. and Parker, Dennis J. and Tunstall, Sylvia M. (2007) Risk communication in emergency response to a simulated extreme flood. Environmental Hazards, 7 (3). pp. 179-192. ISSN 1747-7891

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Risk communication in flood incident management can be improved through developing hydrometeorological and engineering models used as tools for communicating risk between scientists and emergency management professionals. A range of such models and tools was evaluated by participating flood emergency managers during a 4-day, real-time simulation of an extreme event in the Thamesmead area in the Thames estuary close to London, England. Emergency managers have different communication needs and value new tools differently, but the indications are that a range of new tools could be beneficial in flood incident management. Provided they are communicated large model uncertainties are not necessarily unwelcome among flood emergency managers. Even so they are cautious about sharing the ownership of weather and flood modelling uncertainties.

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