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Volume 17, issue 9 | Copyright
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 1541-1557, 2017
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Research article 15 Sep 2017

Research article | 15 Sep 2017

Construction of an integrated social vulnerability index in urban areas prone to flash flooding

Estefania Aroca-Jimenez et al.
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Short summary
Flash flooding is the leading cause of weather-related deaths. Therefore, a comprehensive assessment of the social risk component is necessary. Integrated social vulnerability can incorporate spatial distribution and contribution and the combined effect of exposure, sensitivity and resilience, and it can be expressed as the integrated social vulnerability index (ISVI). ISVI makes it possible to design tailor-made strategies for flood risk management, thereby increasing the efficiency of plans.
Flash flooding is the leading cause of weather-related deaths. Therefore, a comprehensive...