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Volume 17, issue 12 | Copyright

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

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 2075-2092, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-2075-2017
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Research article 29 Nov 2017

Research article | 29 Nov 2017

New insights into flood warning reception and emergency response by affected parties

Heidi Kreibich et al.
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Early warning is essential for protecting people and mitigating damage in case of flood events. To gain more knowledge, surveys were taken after the 2002 and the 2013 floods in Germany. Results show that early warning and preparedness improved substantially. However, there is still room for further improvement, which needs to be triggered mainly by effective risk and emergency communication.
Early warning is essential for protecting people and mitigating damage in case of flood events....
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