Articles | Volume 21, issue 1
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 439–462, 2021
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 439–462, 2021

Research article 29 Jan 2021

Research article | 29 Jan 2021

Assessing and zoning of typhoon storm surge risk with a geographic information system (GIS) technique: a case study of the coastal area of Huizhou

Si Wang et al.

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The study provides a comprehensive assessment and zonation of hazard, vulnerability, and risk of storm surge caused by the designed typhoon scenarios in the coastal area of Huizhou. The risk maps can help decision-makers to develop evacuation strategies to minimize civilian casualties. The risk analysis can be utilized to identify risk regions to reduce economic losses. The proposed methodology and procedure can be applied to any coastal city in China for making risk assessments.
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