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Volume 16, issue 6 | Copyright

Special issue: Natural hazard event analyses for risk reduction and...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1519-1540, 2016
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Research article 01 Jul 2016

Research article | 01 Jul 2016

The flood of June 2013 in Germany: how much do we know about its impacts?

Annegret H. Thieken et al.
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In June 2013, widespread flooding and consequent damage and losses occurred in central Europe, especially in Germany. The paper explores what data are available to investigate the adverse impacts of the event, what kind of information can be retrieved from these data, and how good data and information fulfil requirements that were recently proposed for disaster reporting on the European and international level, e.g. by the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030.
In June 2013, widespread flooding and consequent damage and losses occurred in central Europe,...