Articles | Volume 17, issue 7
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 1111–1126, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-1111-2017
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 1111–1126, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-1111-2017

Research article 11 Jul 2017

Research article | 11 Jul 2017

An operational procedure for rapid flood risk assessment in Europe

Francesco Dottori et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (13 Mar 2017) by Bruno Merz
AR by Francesco Dottori on behalf of the Authors (02 May 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 May 2017) by Bruno Merz
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (12 May 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (15 May 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (23 May 2017) by Bruno Merz
AR by Francesco Dottori on behalf of the Authors (06 Jun 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (09 Jun 2017) by Bruno Merz
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We present a method to use river flow forecasts to estimate the impacts of flood events in terms of flood-prone areas, economic damage, cities and population at risk. We tested our method by simulating the catastrophic floods occurred in May 2014 in Southern Europe. Comparison with observed data shows that our simulations can predict flooded areas and flood impacts well in advance. The method is now being used for real-time risk forecasts to help emergency response and management.
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