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Disaster Relief – Staying Ahead Of The Disaster Curve

Interschutz-2015-logoThe winter of 2013 brought extensive flooding to Central Europe, with two major low-pressure systems sweeping the Continent in rapid succession. Following hard on the heels of a severe cold spell. These “hundred-year floods” are becoming more frequent, it seems.

Disaster Relief – Staying ahead of the Disaster Curve

The winter of 2013 brought extensive flooding to Central Europe, with two major low-pressure systems sweeping the Continent in rapid succession. Following hard on the heels of a severe cold spell. These “hundred-year floods” are becoming more frequent, it seems.

Thankfully, disaster relief and management technologies are improving all the time. At INTERSCHUTZ 2015, visitors will be able to witness the latest innovations first-hand.

In late May 2013, some regions of Germany received over 100 liters of rain per square meter in the space of just 72 hours. Numerous rivers burst their banks, and 55 of the country’s regional authorities declared a state of emergency. The armed forces and the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) were called in. Using heavy equipment and countless sandbags, thousands of volunteers helped keep the waters at bay until the river levels receded.

Disaster management mobilizations like these pose major logistical as well as technical challenges. Solutions for meeting those challenges – everything from rugged water purification equipment to innovative software for managing and coordinating disaster relief efforts – will be on show in the Disaster Relief display areas in Hall 26 and on the open-air site at INTERSCHUTZ 2015.

Main themes

Vehicles and vehicle equipment
Equipment for technical support and disaster relief
Associations, organizations, service companies

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