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Awareness is needed that rescue operations during flash floods are much different from riverflooding ones.

While rescue operations in the 2016 floods typically went well, in Bavaria rescuers pointed outto us that a river flood typically requires evacuations rather than rescues. Flash floods, however, require rescuingpeople in dangerous situations, and in challenging conditions to operate boats. Those involved in rescues in the2016 floods now have developed such knowledge, but other organizations could strongly benefit from thisknowledge prior to having to cope with a flash flood.

Author: Zurich Insurance
Published Date: July, 2018
DRM Cycle: Coping
Flood Type: Flash
4Rs: Resourcefulness, Rapidity
Publisher: Zurich Insurance
Language: English
Theme: Life and Health
Capital: Human
Country: Germany

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