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Flood Response and Recovery Resources

Hurricanes, storm surges, and flash floods can happen at any time and have a major impact upon communities and ecosystems around the world. This collection of free resources and training will help you prepare, reduce risk, and build resiliency in a flood emergency.

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Curated Playlist • English • Free

What You Will Learn

We asked expert David Whiddon to curate this collection of resources to keep you informed of flood events, best practices, and solutions.

These free resources include:

  • Flood Safety Online Course and Checklist

  • Flood Re-Entry Fact Sheet

  • Muck and Gut Guide

  • Mold Remediation Resources

  • Sites to keep informed of flood events and best practices


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About David Whiddon

This learning playlist was curated by David Whiddon, International Programmes Manager with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). David works with organizations around the world to develop their flood rescue, training, and SAR capabilities to tackle the global drowning epidemic. In recent years, he has worked closely with the Bangladesh Fire and Rescue Service to help develop their flood and water rescue capacity and helped create a number of SAR and flood rescue manuals that are open source on behalf of the RNLI and IMRF. As a RNLI trainer, his subject specialisms are: maritime search and rescue, sea survival, and flood rescue. In addition to the above roles, he has been a volunteer for the ambulance service as a Community First Responder and also for the RNLI’s Flood Rescue Team and has deployed to a number of flooding incidents within the UK. David is also exploring with INSARAG, part of UN OCHA the development of global standards for flood response.

Learner Review

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn new flood safety methods, safety equipment, and how to conduct safe rescue operations to save myself and save others.”

Chatragadda A.

 DisasterReady Learner

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