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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 1111-1126, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-1111-2017
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Research article
11 Jul 2017
An operational procedure for rapid flood risk assessment in Europe
Francesco Dottori et al.
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RC1: 'Review on 'Benchmarking an operational procedure for rapid risk assessment in Europe'', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Nov 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
AC1: 'Authors' reply', Francesco Dottori, 06 Mar 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
RC2: 'Review of paper "Benchmarking an operational procedure for rapid risk assessment in Europe"', Anonymous Referee #2, 24 Jan 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
AC2: 'Authors' reply', Francesco Dottori, 06 Mar 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (13 Mar 2017) by Bruno Merz  
AR by Francesco Dottori on behalf of the Authors (02 May 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 May 2017) by Bruno Merz
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (12 May 2017)  
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (15 May 2017)  
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (23 May 2017) by Bruno Merz  
AR by Francesco Dottori on behalf of the Authors (06 Jun 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (09 Jun 2017) by Bruno Merz
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We present a method to use river flow forecasts to estimate the impacts of flood events in terms of flood-prone areas, economic damage, cities and population at risk. We tested our method by simulating the catastrophic floods occurred in May 2014 in Southern Europe. Comparison with observed data shows that our simulations can predict flooded areas and flood impacts well in advance. The method is now being used for real-time risk forecasts to help emergency response and management.
We present a method to use river flow forecasts to estimate the impacts of flood events in terms...
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