Conditions of vertical evacuation in the Netherlands as a strategy to cope with flood consequences

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Conditions of vertical evacuation in the Netherlands as a strategy to cope with flood consequences

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Summary

Evacuation is a possible measure to reduce the risk of casualties in case of flooding. This research focuses specifically on vertical evacuation in the Netherlands as a strategy to cope with flood consequences due to failure of primary flood defences along the Dutch coast. The objective of this research is twofold and reads:

  1. Under what conditions will vertical evacuation contribute effectively to the safety of people (i.e., focus on prevention of casualties)?
  2. What measures can (reasonably) be taken by government or private sector (stimulated by government) in order to improve circumstances during survival (i.e., focus on ‘quality’ of survival circumstances)?

Publication data

Author(s):
Kolen, B., Vermeulen, C.J.M., Terpstra, T., Kerstholt, J.
Organization(s):
HKV Lijn in water , TNO, WODC
Place of publication:
Lelystad
Publisher:
HKV Lijn in water
Year of publication:
2015

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