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What can be learned from the Columbia and Charleston floods 2015?

In October 2015, South Carolina experienced days of torrential rains and severe flooding.The floods were a major disaster. Total losses have been estimated at USD 12 billion, comparable to the economic impact of Hurricane Hugo in 1989.Despite the serious nature of the event, it was hardly singular in terms of its severity and impact. This report investigates the cause, impact of the flooding and provides specific recommendation to act in future. Learn more How Zurich applies it expertise on analyzing various flood events
Author: Venkateswaran, Kanmani; MacClune, Karen; Gladfelter, Sierra; Szönyi, Michael
Language: English
Pubished By: Zurich Insurance Group Ltd
Pubished date: October 2015

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