SC070021 - Understanding and Response to Severe Flash Flooding

Theme:Incident Management and Community
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/09/2007
End date:30/04/2009
Keywords:
  • Flood Defence,
  • information and communications
Contractor:
  • Halcrow Water
Contact:

PROJECT SUMMARY

This project provides evidence on how the public understand and respond to incidents of flash flooding, such as Boscastle in 2004 and Helmsley in 2005. The report provides more detail on the need to better understand the term 'flash flooding', development of appropriate responses and warnings, and the need to raise awareness with the public on the issues surrounding flash flooding.