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Insufficient resources: Flooding

Hazard Knowledge

Depending on the scale and durations of flooding, local resources may be overwhelmed or insufficient. It may be necessary to mobilise National Resilience resources or request military aid. For further information see National Operational Guidance: Major Incidents.

When National Resilience resources are requested, the response is co-ordinated considering the current and potential development of an incident. When local resources or mutual aid arrangements are used during a response the potential escalation, duration or movement of an incident should be considered. Resources committed in other areas may subsequently be required to respond locally if the flooding spreads.