Articles | Volume 22, issue 1
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 71–83, 2022
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 71–83, 2022
Review article
17 Jan 2022
Review article | 17 Jan 2022

Review article: Factors leading to the occurrence of flood fatalities: a systematic review of research papers published between 2010 and 2020

Olga Petrucci

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Short summary
This systematic review highlights flood mortality factors and the strategies to mitigate them, as obtained from 44 scientific articles published between 2010 and 2020. The findings are the classification of flood mortality drivers in two groups and the identification of strategies to cope with them. Future studies should fill the data gaps regarding flood fatalities in developing countries and information on people who have survived floods, which can be useful in educational campaigns.
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