Articles | Volume 22, issue 1
Research article
27 Jan 2022
Research article |  | 27 Jan 2022

Compound inland flood events: different pathways, different impacts and different coping options

Annegret H. Thieken, Guilherme Samprogna Mohor, Heidi Kreibich, and Meike Müller

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Short summary
Various floods hit Germany recently. While there was a river flood with some dike breaches in 2013, flooding in 2016 resulted directly from heavy rainfall, causing overflowing drainage systems in urban areas and destructive flash floods in steep catchments. Based on survey data, we analysed how residents coped with these different floods. We observed significantly different flood impacts, warnings, behaviour and recovery, offering entry points for tailored risk communication and support.
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