Capability Gap


Need for efficient and specific rescue means in case of flash flood


During the response phase of a flash flood event, a persisting gap seems to be the exploitation of appropriate rescue means. Efficient and specific means need to develop and widely applied for a robust response. Existing rescue systems (e.g., RescEU) may need to be expanded and also include other means, such as helicopters. Specific training for first responders and crisis management for flash flood and how to respond to small scale events needs to be foreseen as well.

From a technological perspective, efficiency in rescue means for flash floods is directly related with the development of advanced evacuation means, which remain operable and efficient under extreme weather conditions. This identified gap can be covered with solutions that expand from aerial to water and ground-based means.

- Operational Challenges

- Current description of operational capability

- Current Capabilities

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