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Build outside flood hazard areas.

While we cannot stop nature from producing floods, we can avoid the consequences by putting ourselves out of harm’s way, and learn to better cope with floods where we cannot fully escape them. Zoning laws and building regulations support this approach. It is better to be safe in a ‘natural’ situation, rather than rely on protection to control flooding.

Published Date: May, 2017
DRM Cycle: Prospective Risk Reduction
Flood Type: Flash
Publisher: Zurich Insurance Group Ltd
Language: English
Theme: Assets and Livelihoods
Capital: Physical

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