Flood

Flood

Inundation; includes: flash floods

Aerial picture of a flooded Texan residential area
Jacksonville residents and local grassroots organizations are working with city officials to take a markedly different approach to managing flood risks.
Grist Magazine
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2022
This study sought to identify vulnerabilities to flooding, as well as their causes, using an index-based approach in in the selected flood-prone areas of Kogi State, Nigeria.
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Cloudburst over green fields.
The forecasting system we developed is essentially an intelligent computer program that can predict whether it will rain, how intense that rain will be and how long it will last at any location with greater than 90% accuracy at least 96 hours in advance.
Conversation Media Group, the
The destruction caused by these so-called “natural disasters” is often accepted as largely unavoidable and unpredictable. Climate change is also blamed for the alleged increased frequency of disasters.
Conversation Media Group, the
Solutions to reduce the loss of lives and livelihoods from urban floods can be exercised by individuals and local govts.
Down To Earth
Forests cover just 4.8% of Pakistan, and fire is the biggest driver of forest loss in the country: Global Forest Watch estimates that between 2001 and 2021, Pakistan lost 5,460 hectares of tree cover due to fires and 4,290 hectares from all other drivers.
The Third Pole
Floods and other natural hazards affect much more than physical infrastructure. For smallholder farmers, who are often amongst the most food insecure communities in the world, such events can be devastating both in the short and long term.
Flood Resilience Portal
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2022
This article discusses the tragedy unfolding in Pakistan in the wake of unprecedented flooding late last month, that is not only a humanitarian catastrophe but also poses significant security threats.
The Centre for Climate and Security