Floods and severe weather

Disaster Prevention and Management

ISSN: 0965-3562

Publication date: 1 July 2004

Citation

(2004), "Floods and severe weather", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 13 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/dpm.2004.07313cag.004

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited


Floods and severe weather

Floods and severe weather

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)

www.nws.noaa.gov/om/water/turnaround.shtml.Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than because of any other thunderstorm-related hazard. “Turn Around Don’t Drown” is a new campaign begun by the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) and the National Weather Service to educate people about flood risks. This site includes information about the program along with downloadable signs and brochures.

West Virginia

www.wvca.us/flood.php.The West Virginia state-wide flood protection task force is in the final stages of developing a state-wide flood protection plan. This site presents the draft plan. For additional information, E-mail Russ Campbell, rcampbell@wvca.us or Richard Drum, lrichard.g.drum@lrh01.usace.army.mil

The Netherlands Red Cross

www.climatecentre.org.The Netherlands Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies recently signed an agreement confirming cooperation for a new “Center on Climate Change and Disaster Preparedness” to facilitate working relationships between Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies and country or regional climate experts in areas relevant to disaster preparedness. Along with a variety of projects, the center has already conducted climate change and disaster preparedness assessments in Vietnam, Nicaragua, Mozambique, Ethiopia, and locations in the Pacific. Work is continuing in Nicaragua (through the Nicaraguan Red Cross) in three communities to raise awareness about risks due to climate change, train volunteers to assist with emergency response, and strengthen partnerships with government agencies and others already working on these issues.