Floods and health
- River and coastal flooding affect millions of people in Europe each year. They affect human health through drowning, heart attacks, injuries, infections, psychosocial consequences, and health effects of chemical hazards as well as disruption of services.
- Observed increases in heavy precipitation and extreme coastal high-water events have led to more river and coastal flooding in many European regions.
- Increases in health risks associated with river and coastal flooding are projected in many regions of Europe due to projected increases in extreme precipitation events and sea level.