Major flood disasters in the EU, Switzerland and Norway, 1950–2009
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.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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