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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, 2075-2092, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-2075-2017
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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.
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