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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Information Needs Before and During a Flood Emergency



The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's First Responders Group wants to hear from first responders about their information needs before and during a flood emergency. Answers are sought on the following questions:

1.     What data and information must you always have at your fingertips to create and maintain effective flood response plans with your emergency management partners? http://scitech.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Data-and-information-needs-for-first-responders-in-flood-response-planning/533683-30851

2.     Road conditions, weather predictions, power status, and status of communications are top-tier elements of information essential to any hazard. When you are certain that a flood emergency will occur, what else do you need, when do you need it, and how do you need it? http://scitech.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Data-and-information-needs-for-first-responders-in-flood-response-planning/533683-30851

3.     What information do you need to have in hand when trying to motivate community residents to either evacuate or take protective action as a flood emergency nears? http://scitech.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Information-needs-to-help-community-residents-take-action/533687-30851

The National Conversation is intended to bring together everyone to play a role in shaping the future of homeland security technology. This means responders, operational users, citizens, academia and industry.

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