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Warning! the Use of Meteorological Information During a Flash-flood Warning Process : Volume 3, Issue 1 (26/05/2009)

By Créton-cazanave, L.

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Title: Warning! the Use of Meteorological Information During a Flash-flood Warning Process : Volume 3, Issue 1 (26/05/2009)  
Author: Créton-cazanave, L.
Volume: Vol. 3, Issue 1
Language: English
Subject: Science, Advances, Science
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection (Contemporary), Copernicus GmbH
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Publication Date:
2009
Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
Member Page: Copernicus Publications

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Description: Institut de Géographie Alpine, Université de Grenoble, 14bis avenue Marie Reynoard, 38000 Grenoble, France. Warning is a key issue to reduce flash floods impacts. But, despite many studies, local and national authorities still struggle to issue good flash floods warnings. We will argue that this failure results from a classical approach of warnings, based on a strict separation between the assessment world and the action world. We will go further than the previous criticisms (Pielke and Carbone, 2002) and show that forecasters, decision makers, emergency services and local population have quite similar practices during a flash-flood warning. Focusing on the use of meteorological information in the warning process, our case study shows that more research about the real practices of stakeholders would be another step towards integrated studies.

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Warning! The use of meteorological information during a flash-flood warning process

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