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Research article
12 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 12 Jan 2024

Estimating emergency costs for earthquakes and floods in Central Asia based on modelled losses

Emilio Berny, Carlos Avelar, Mario A. Salgado-Gálvez, and Mario Ordaz

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Coccia, G., Ceresa, P., Bussi, G., Denaro, S., Bazzurro, P., Martina, M., Fagà, E., Avelar, C., Ordaz, M., Huerta, B., Garay, O., Raimbekova, Z., Abdrakhmatov, K., Mirzokhonova, S., Ismailov, V., and Belikov, V.: Large-scale flood risk assessment in data scarce areas: an application to Central Asia, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss. [preprint],, in review, 2023. 
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This paper presents a methodology to estimate the total emergency costs based on modelled damages for earthquakes and floods, together with the demographic and building characteristics of the study area. The methodology has been applied in five countries in central Asia, the first time that these estimates are made available for the study area and are intended to be useful for regional and local stakeholders and decision makers.
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