The International Katrina Project (IKP) seems to become more actual by the week. Last week an Atlantic storm hits France and combined with heavy rainfall caused flooding and killing people. The IKP and PRIMO already discussed possible new approaches on improving crisis and risk management related to such impacts. One thing is for sure, many improvements are to be made in the coming years. Communication, coordination and cooperation are critical success factors.
“France has declared a national disaster after hurricane-force winds, surging seas and driving rain battered Western Europe, leaving at least 53 people dead and more than a million households without power. The President, Nicolas Sarkozy, was to visit France’s storm-affected Atlantic coast, where about 45 people were killed in flooding and violent winds. The Atlantic storm, named Xynthia, crashed against the western coasts of France and Spain, bringing with it foul weather stretching from Portugal to the Netherlands and inland as far as Germany.” <a href=”/%20%3Ca%20href=”http://www.smh.com.au/world/france-declares-national-catastrophe-as-floods-kill-45-20100301-pdjt.html”>Read more >