The primary physical structures, technical facilities and systems whose disruption, failure or destruction have a serious impact on the functioning of society, the economy or the state within a natural hazard induced disaster context.
20 May 2013, WHO - Europe
If no preventive measures are taken, European studies project that river flooding could affect 250 000–400 000 additional people per year in Europe by the 2080s, more than doubling the numbers for 1961–1990. Rises in sea level and storm surges, which cause coastal flooding, could affect millions more people...
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