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Flood crises fuel strategic rethink in Europe

13 Jan 2015, UNISDR EUR

The most effective prevention when it comes to limiting flood damage remains not building in at-risk zones at all. The French strategy therefore calls for the strict preservation or restoration of floodplains in unconstructed areas, wetlands and dunes along the coastline, and for a general ban on building in areas of extreme vulnerability...


National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Ministère de l'Écologie, du Développement durable et de l'Énergie (MEDDE)
  • Website:http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr
  • Contact:Chef du bureau information pr�ntive, coordination et prospective MEEDDAT / DGPR / SRNH / bipcp
  • Phone:+33 140 818 875 +33 670 566 890


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Ministère de l'Écologie, du Développement durable et de l'Énergie (MEDDE)
  • Website:http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr
  • Contact:Chef du bureau information pr�ntive, coordination et prospective MEEDDAT / DGPR / SRNH / bipcp
  • Phone:+33 140 818 875 +33 670 566 890
Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Storm 1999 3,400,011
Storm 2010 500,079
Storm 1999 100,020
Flood 2003 27,000
Extreme temp. 1997 10,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.


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