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Flood Disaster Preparedness Indices (FDPI)

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Flood Disaster Preparedness Indices (FDPI) can be used to assess the preparedness of a local community to tackle flood situations. FDPI is a project, and is currently being implemented by a number of organizations, including the International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM), the Typhoon Committee of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). FDPI is made up of eight indices, each affiliated to a different aspect of flood disaster preparedness. The indices are: state of infrastructure, mitigation plans, mitigation systems, evacuation plans, recovery plans, information and education, collaboration, and community strength. They are based on self-assessment, replying to a number of questions related to each aspect. The self-assessment questionnaire is available on an online platform.

Completed assessments include a series of figures and charts that visually depict the degree of flood preparedness. The results also provide information to decision makers on improvement of their holistic flood disaster preparedness plans to ensure maximum safety and minimum risk.…