Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-1123-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-1123-2016
Research article
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13 May 2016
Research article |  | 13 May 2016

Social vulnerability of rural households to flood hazards in western mountainous regions of Henan province, China

Delin Liu and Yue Li

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Evaluating social vulnerability is a crucial issue in risk and disaster management. A household social vulnerability index for flood hazards was developed and used to assess the social vulnerability of rural households in a mountainous region. Some mitigation strategies to reduce social vulnerability to flood hazards were proposed based on the assessment results. The results provide useful information for households and local governments to prepare, mitigate and respond to flood hazards.
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