Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 1–16, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-1-2017
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 1–16, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-1-2017

Research article 03 Jan 2017

Research article | 03 Jan 2017

City-scale accessibility of emergency responders operating during flood events

Daniel Green et al.

Data sets

Ordnance Survey Datasets Edina Digimap https://digimap.edina.ac.uk/os

Long term flood risk information UK Government https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/long-term-flood-risk/map?map=Reservoirs

Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment Leicester City Council http://www.leicester.gov.uk/media/178251/swmp-main-report.pdf

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This paper demonstrates a novel method of evaluating emergency responder accessibility at the city scale during fluvial and surface water flood events of varying magnitudes. Results suggest that surface water flood events within the city of Leicester, UK, may cause more disruption to emergency responders when compared to fluvial flood events of the same magnitude. This study provides evidence to guide strategic planning for decision makers prior to and during flood events.
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