Articles | Volume 18, issue 1
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-271-2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-271-2018
Research article
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19 Jan 2018
Research article |  | 19 Jan 2018

The influence of antecedent conditions on flood risk in sub-Saharan Africa

Konstantinos Bischiniotis, Bart van den Hurk, Brenden Jongman, Erin Coughlan de Perez, Ted Veldkamp, Hans de Moel, and Jeroen Aerts

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Preparedness activities and flood forecasting have received increasing attention and have led towards new science-based early warning systems. Understanding the flood triggering mechanisms will result in increasing warning lead times, providing sufficient time for early action. Findings of this study indicate that the consideration of short- and long-term antecedent conditions can be used by humanitarian organizations and decision makers for improved flood risk management.
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