What are the hazards associated with flooding?

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  • What are the hazards associated with flooding?
    • Factors that effect flooding
      • Catchment size and shape
      • Drainage and river characteristics
      • Geology types
      • Urbanisation/ rurality
      • River length and size
      • General land use
      • Valley steepness
      • Altitude
      • Precipitation regime
      • General climate
      • Drainage density
    • Central European Floods 2013
      • May-June 2013
      • 25 killed
      • $22bn damage
      • Effected Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland
      • Causes
        • 1 in 100 year low pressure
        • 1 foot of rain in 2 days
        • Jet Stream trapped storm over Europe
      • Responses
        • 7000 people evacuated from Eilenburg, Saxony
        • Emergency services responded quickly
        • Aid and refuge areas set-up
    • Hurricane Katrina 2005
      • Louisiana, Mississipi
      • Optional evacuation in preparation
      • Surfdome set up as evacuation centre
      • 7500 national guardsmen
      • 2 helicopters from US Navy ship to rescue and drop supplies
    • Southeast Asian Floods 2011
      • 2828 killed
      • Authorities made brave efforts and rescued many survivors
      • However, low economic development meant inability to prepare or respond fully
      • Caused by particularly bad monsoon season
      • Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Philippines, Myanmar, and Malaysia effected
      • $45bn economic damage in Thailand
      • 766,267 homes underwater in Thailand
      • 1,327,740 ha of farmland underwater in Thailand

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