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Flash flood awareness is critical in at-risk areas.

The general population lacks awareness of basic floodsafety behavior, such as avoiding basements and garages during flash floods. There is a similar lack ofawareness of the potential severity of flash floods among organizations responsible for emergency response.As one responder told us: “It is also human nature to not want to understand that something you can typicallycross with street shoes without getting wet can grow to a water wall five meters high.”

Publisher: Zurich Insurance
Language: English
Theme: Assets and Livelihoods
Capital: Human, Social
Country: Germany

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