Flood mortality in SE Asia: can palaeo‐historical information help save lives?

Ziegler, Alan D., Lim, H.S., Wasson, Robert J., and Williamson, Fiona C. (2021) Flood mortality in SE Asia: can palaeo‐historical information help save lives? Hydrological Processes, 35 (1). e13989.

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[Excerpt] Asia is one of the world's most flood-prone regions by many metrics: high flood magnitudes, frequency, severity; the number countries affected, the area of inundation; the number of people at risk; and importantly, flood-related fatalities (AIR, 2014; Luo, Maddoks, Iceland,Ward, & Winsemius, 2015; Table 1). With respect to mortality, nearly all the countries with more than 5,000 flood-related deaths since 1985 are from Asia (11 of 13; Table 1; Figure 1). As we write this commentary, flooding associated with tropical storm Nangka has caused more than 40 deaths in Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam(Floodlist, 2020).

Item ID: 65376
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1099-1085
Copyright Information: © 2020 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2020 19:41
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040604 Natural Hazards @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960911 Urban and Industrial Land Management @ 30%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9610 Natural Hazards > 961010 Natural Hazards in Urban and Industrial Environments @ 70%
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