Major flood disasters in the EU, Switzerland and Norway, 1950–2009

Figure Created 12 Jan 2011 Published 12 Jan 2011 Last modified 29 Nov 2012
Major flood disasters according to flood types and spatial relevance


Additional information

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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