Articles | Volume 21, issue 8
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2563–2580, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2563-2021

Special issue: Future risk and adaptation in coastal cities

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2563–2580, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2563-2021

Research article 26 Aug 2021

Research article | 26 Aug 2021

A paradigm of extreme rainfall pluvial floods in complex urban areas: the flood event of 15 July 2020 in Palermo (Italy)

Antonio Francipane et al.

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In the last few years, some cities in the Mediterranean area have witnessed an increase in extreme rainfall events such as urban floods. The study focuses on a particularly intense urban flood that occurred in Palermo on 15 July 2020, which highlighted the need for a shift in the way stormwater in urban settlements is managed. We think that the framework used to study the impacts of the event and some conclusive remarks could be easily transferred to other urban contexts.
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