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Fatalities associated with floods


Flooding can affect both physical and mental health. During the flooding, direct physical health effects include drowning, injuries caused by contact with objects in floodwater, hypothermia and electrical injuries. According to CATDAT data by RiskLayer GmMH, 5548 lives were lost in relation to flooding in EEA-38 countries between 1980 and 2021.


Fatalities associated with floods (1980-2021)



Reference information


CATDAT by RiskLayer GmBH. The dataset has been prepared and made available under the EEA – European Commission (RTD) Service Level Agreement on “Mainstreaming GEOSS Data Sharing and Management Principles in support of Europe’s Environment”.

European Environment Agency

Published in Climate-ADAPT Dec 05 2022   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Feb 08 2023

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