This program addresses community planning and response options for riverine flooding. While it does not deal with specialized flooding situations such as alluvial fan floods, coastal floods, flash floods, or floods related to ice jams, the same basic planning and response procedures could apply in these unique situations.
Anyone with flood responsibilities will benefit from this training, and there are no prerequisites.
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
· Summarize the basic concepts related to riverine flooding.
· Analyze flood threats for a given scenario.
· Determine how to coordinate with multiple agencies, groups and organizations to plan for riverine flooding.
· Explain the advantages and disadvantages of expedient flood works.
· Develop a flood emergency plan for a given scenario.
· Summarize the considerations involved in managing a volunteer workforce.
· Describe the processes, equipment, and considerations for monitoring flood works.
· Explain the challenges and resources associated with the recovery process.
· Evaluate the actions taken during a riverine flood event, for a given scenario.