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Volume 14, issue 11 | Copyright
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 2847-2865, 2014
© Author(s) 2014. This work is distributed under
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Research article 04 Nov 2014

Research article | 04 Nov 2014

A GIS-based model to estimate flood consequences and the degree of accessibility and operability of strategic emergency response structures in urban areas

R. Albano et al.
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In this paper, the authors proposed a GIS (geographic information system) model in order to provide a direct and indirect estimation of flood consequences on the basis of the operability of the strategic emergency structures in an urban area, their accessibility, and connection within the urban system of a city (i.e. connection between aid centres and buildings at risk) in the emergency phase.
In this paper, the authors proposed a GIS (geographic information system) model in order to...