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Flood resilience and prevention need to achieve better outcomes: Zurich

June 30, 2022

Imprecise forecast and modelling, “flood dementia”, and inadequate early warning systems are some of the issues to be addressed to improve flood resilience and prevention, according to Zurich.

Last year, the extreme weather event “Bernd” caused great human suffering, and millions in damage; such as primary German insurer Provinzial gross claims of at least €1bn from the flooding in the country.

Zurich found that, even though this event was not inevitable, if detected in time, its potential consequences could have been addressed with better outcomes.

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