Integrated Emergency Management and Resilience

The integration of response and legislation from UK organizations and responders across geographical boundaries is a key feature to the UK response; the clear distinction of responders in category 1 and 2 and their mandated roles and responsibilities is another key feature that made the UK response generic; including non-statutory emergency response and recovery. The role of emergency powers proved to be useful in bringing military aid.  It was argued that delays had been caused by local councils being slow to accept military support. This has led to the inclusion of military liaison officers into the gold command so that they are embedded in the system.

Given the focus on resilience or the capacity to recover quickly from an emergency had reduced impact on lives being lost and a better response capability in the Desmond Storm compared to previous incidents that were experienced during the year. However there was lack of preparedness and resilience in property protection measures.

References

Dealing with civil contingencies: Emergency planning in the UK

Storms And Emergencies: How A UK Military Response Is Decided

Storm Desmond: What are the solutions?

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