Articles | Volume 21, issue 6
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1955–1969, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-1955-2021
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1955–1969, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-1955-2021

Research article 24 Jun 2021

Research article | 24 Jun 2021

Indirect flood impacts and cascade risk across interdependent linear infrastructures

Chiara Arrighi et al.

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Floods may affect critical infrastructure which provides essential services to people. We analyse the impact of floods on road networks and water supply systems, and we investigate how cascade effects propagate if interdependencies among networks are not considered. The analysis shows that if preparedness plans include information on accessibility to key sections of water supply plants, less people suffer from water shortage in case of flood. The method is tested in the city of Florence (Italy).
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