Disaster Prevention and Management

ISSN: 0965-3562

Article publication date: 1 July 2004


(2004), "Wildfires", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 13 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/dpm.2004.07313cag.005



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www.capostfirefloods.net/.FEMA has developed post-fire advisory flood hazard maps that show the current, increased flood hazard created by the California wildfires of 2002. The maps are intended to provide general information about the approximate increased flood risk for the five counties studied. They do not replace the current Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for determining the flood insurance premium corresponding to a particular location.

US Geological Survey (USGS)

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/ofr-03-475/.http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/ofr-03-481/.The US Geological Survey (USGS) has posted new maps on the Internet showing basins with the greatest potential for producing mudslides as a result of the October 2003 fires in southern California. The maps show the probability for debris-flow (mudslide) activity and provide estimates of the peak discharge from drainage basins burned by the Old and Grand Prix fires near San Bernardino and the Piru, Simi, and Verdale fires near Simi Valley and Fillmore. The maps and analysis have been provided to county flood control districts and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. They are intended to help decision makers, emergency responders, and county, state, and federal government agencies identify risk potential and develop mitigation strategies.