Investigation and Classification of Flood-Vulnerable Areas and Bi-Objective Model for Location and Allocation Relief Facilities for Floods (Case Study: Amol City)

Document Type : Original Article


1 M.Sc., Babol Noshirvani University of Technology.

2 Assosiate Professor of Babol Noshirvani University of Technology


Natural crises Threaten Human life and property every year. So planning for disaster Preparation is essential. Flood Threatens Thousands of People around the World. Flood damage is different in different areas. Therefore, identifying and classifying floodplains in each region is one of the measures that can be taken to manage and reduce flood damage. By identifying and prioritizing flood vulnerable areas can Reduce flood damage. In this study pre-identified flood-vulnerable areas in Amol city are prioritized according to criteria such as population density, distressed areas, distance from rivers and access to cities and roads. Using analytic hierarchy process (AHP) five flood-vulnerable areas are prioritized. Then, a bi-objective mathematical model is provided to determine the best locations to set up relief sites and the amount of relief goods and machines required as preparation for quick disaster response. Finally, solutions are provided to increase the allocation to areas with higher accountability priorities and lower costs.


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