Articles | Volume 19, issue 11
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2525–2539, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-2525-2019
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2525–2539, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-2525-2019

Research article 19 Nov 2019

Research article | 19 Nov 2019

Economic assessment of precautionary measures against floods: insights from a non-contextual approach

Claire Richert et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (12 Aug 2019) by Kai Schröter
AR by Claire Richert on behalf of the Authors (03 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Sep 2019) by Kai Schröter
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (27 Sep 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (29 Sep 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (01 Oct 2019) by Kai Schröter
AR by Claire Richert on behalf of the Authors (09 Oct 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (17 Oct 2019) by Kai Schröter
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To limit the losses due to floods, people can adopt measures to protect their dwellings. We assessed the cost and efficacy of such measures using computer modelling. We found that the benefits of most of the measures studied are unlikely to exceed their cost when they are taken in dwellings that are not exposed to frequent floods (probability of occurrence of less than 1 / 100 per year). It is also often less expensive to use building materials adapted to floods than other common materials.
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