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Flood

A flood is an overflow of a body of water (rive, lake) that submerges land or the abnormal accumulation of water on the surface due to excess rainfall and rise of the groundwater level above surface on impermeable or saturated terrains. source: CRED

 http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-950_en.htm?locale=en

Faster, more accurate flood warnings through EU research

28 Aug 2014, EC

'We have developed mobile apps so that flood wardens in the UK can walk along river banks, and take tagged pictures if they think there is something of concern,' says project coordinator Fabio Ciravegna from the University of Sheffield. In Italy, an evaluation involving some 500 volunteers simulating a flood in the city of Vicenza was completed at the end of March 2014...


Human Exposure - Absolute exposure to flood
  Countries  
People exposed per year
1 Bangladesh 19,279,960
2 India 15,859,640
3 China 3,972,502
4 Viet Nam 3,403,041
5 Cambodia 1,765,674
Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
Number of flood occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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