Within this activity we are producing multi-temporal georeferenced datasets and indicators on flood disasters and losses. Comprehensive, standardised and georeferenced data on flood disasters is needed for political and economic decision-making. Relevant, accurate and up-to-date information is important for resource distribution, mitigation programmes, disaster monitoring and the assessment of the impacts of climate change.
Despite it, there is still uncertainty in the cost of natural disasters to Europe on annual basis, and the location where those disasters have occurred. Information on losses from natural disasters is neither comprehensive nor standardised, thus making long term analyses at continental level difficult. Monitoring the evolution of disasters losses is also considered for the assessment of programmes and policies on natural hazards and climate change.
Major flood disasters in Europe: 1950-2005
1 to 23: flash floods, 24 to 44: river floods, 45 to 47 storm surge floods. A triangle feature represents very large regional events. No major flood events were reported during the study period in the EU's regions not included in the map.
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