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Large regional events are those usually affecting several river basins with flooded areas possibly extending over more than one country and producing widespread flooding. A disaster is classified as major if the number of fatalities is more than 70 and/or direct economic losses are greater than EUR 700 million as of 2009.
Try to cool off without resorting to air conditioning.
The use of A/C can increase your electricity bill by 33 %. A fan requires one tenth of the energy used by an A/C system; sunshades, blinds, shutters and the cool of the night use no energy at all.
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