12.1 What are the flood maps used for?

The maps of the regions under threat of a flooding cover the geographical locations that can be flooded and reflect:

  • floods that are less likely to occur or cases of unforeseen events;
  • floods with medium probability to occur /probability of second occurrence – more than 100 years /;
  • floods with high probability to occur.

On the bases of prediction on these maps, several activities with long and short term character aiming to prevent or to reduce flood consequences are planned and implemented and planes for defense are elaborated.

The maps of the regions under risk of flood show the possible negative consequences of the flood and reflect:

  • a project number of population that could be possibly affected;
  • type of economic activity in the region that will be possibly affected;
  • installations for complex prevention and control of contamination, that may cause additional contamination due to flood-caused technical failures.

On the bases of prediction on these maps the activities for protection of the damaged populayion on regional and local level, the long and short term activities are planned. An individual plan for action at flood danger for you and your family can be prepared on the bases of these maps.