Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 345–360, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-345-2022
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 345–360, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-345-2022
Research article
08 Feb 2022
Research article | 08 Feb 2022

Development of damage curves for buildings near La Rochelle during storm Xynthia based on insurance claims and hydrodynamic simulations

Manuel Andres Diaz Loaiza et al.

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Extratropical cyclones are one of the major causes of coastal floods in Europe and the world. Understanding the development process and the flooding of storm Xynthia, together with the damages that occurred during the storm, can help to forecast future losses due to other similar storms. In the present paper, an analysis of shallow water variables (flood depth, velocity, etc.) or coastal variables (significant wave height, energy flux, etc.) is done in order to develop damage curves.
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