Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Germany, Herne city flood preparedness (2020-02-11)


Activation date: 2020-02-11
Event type: Other

Activation reason:
This is an exceptional activation of the Risk and Recovery Mapping Service as the analysis does not represent the actual risk assessment, but has been defined by the needs of an exercise planned on 1 April 2020 by the fire-brigade and civil protection command team of the German city of Herne.The simulated scenario consists of a flooding event occurred in Herne due to high water levels of the Emscher river, caused by heavy rainfall over the German cities of Dortmund and Castrop-Rauxel. The southern through wall of the Emscher is damaged at the point: 51.551 N 7.140 E, and breaks at 08.00 a.m. This moment will be considered as the starting point for the exercise. Parts of Herne are instantaneously flooded. Particularly, all areas below 40 m a.s.l may be fully flooded. On the contrary, the northern areas with respect to the Emscher river remain unaffected.The aim of this CEMS Risk and ...

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2020):  Germany, Herne city flood preparedness (2020-02-11). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2020-02-11
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Language English
Data theme(s) Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 72 GEOGRAPHY
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Geographic bounding box

51.555309° N, 7.162308° E, 51.533079° S, 7.121501° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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