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Overall Green Flood alert in United Kingdom from 05 Dec 2015 00:00 UTC to 26 Jan 2016 23:59 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary



This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on update number 2.

  • Flood Magnitude 6.59
  • from 05 Dec 2015 00:00 UTC to 26 Jan 2016 23:59 UTC
  • 3 killed and 64000 displaced
  • inserted at 06 Jan 2016 01:50:10 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: 0 (glide) 0 (glide)

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“Unprecedented” storms, floods in north-west England are more common than we think
Tue, 15 Dec 2015 00:05:00 +0100   homelandsecuritynewswire (en)

They conclude that twenty-first-century flood events such as Storm Desmond are not exceptional or unprecedented in terms of their frequency or magnitude, and that flood frequency and flood risk forecasts would be improved by including data from flood deposits dating back hundreds of years. Dr.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: ReliefWeb (1), UNOSAT (1), EMM (1), JRC (47), NASA (8),

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