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Title: Report on effective flood warning dissemination : fourth draft
Author: Environment Agency North East Region
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: Fourth draft 08/09/1998
This project has considered three key areas for the Agency's flood warning service. a) The Agency's policy and standards for flood warning. b) Surveys to establish guidance on flood warning needs and appropriate dissemination methods. c) Dissemination Plans and associated documents. Existing documentation has been reviewed in the light of the Easter floods and specifically the Preliminary Report by Peter Bye and Mike Homer. Practice outside the Agency has also been considered - in particular the manual of Australian practice "Flood Warning: An Australian Guide." The Final Draft of the Flood Warning Strategy for England and Wales 1997/S to 2001/2 gives a comprehensive view of the Flood Warning Service prior to the Easter Floods. The Strategy is supported but certain aspects need to be more closely defined. In particular the policy on coverage needs to be developed and the assessment of risk to life incorporated. The National Performance Specification (for Dissemination) produced as part documentation for the 1996 National Flood Warning Dissemination Project is still valid and provides a useful statement of the outputs from the flood warning system. A revised and updated Performance specification would provide a framework which could contain the agreed detailed specifications for various elements of the system.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1998
Publication Place: Leeds
Subject Keywords: FloodingFlood management policiesInformation disseminationStrategiesPerformance testing
Extent: 43; + appendices
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