Overall Green alert Flood
in Switzerland

Event summary

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

GDACS ID FL 1100972
Death: 0
Displaced: -
Countries: Switzerland
From - To 13 Jul - 19 Jul


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Switzerland, Mid-July 2021Heavy rainfall on 13 July 2021 caused some flooding in Zurich, Switzerland. The heavy rainfall continued and increased levels of lakes and rivers. On 15 July National authorities reported the highest warning level (5) for Lucerne, Thun and Biel Lakes, while the water levels for Zurich and Brienz Lakes stand at high floods danger (level 4). DG-ECHO, quoting media sources, said several major roads, bridges, and houses have been damaged by floods across Basel, Zurich, Lucerne, Schwyz and Uri Cantons. The Association of Cantonal Building Insurers reported damages amounting to US$490 million, as of 18 July. Local media said flash floods causes major damage in Schleitheim and Beggingen in the canton of Schaffhausen after streams overflowed on 15 July. State media reported levels of lakes and rivers were falling as of 18 July.Tue 20 Jul 2021FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 72 | About casualties: 30 | Last hour: 0

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Recently, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands received the equivalent of two months of rain in two days. More than a hundred people died and dozens are missing. “We need to intensify climate action,” says the World Meteorologic
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BERLÍN – Las autoridades europeas han revisado a la baja el número de personas desaparecidas debido a que las aguas retrocedieron después de las devastadoras inundaciones en Bélgica, Alemania, los Países Bajos y Suiza la semana pasada, incl

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (33), (1), NASA (7), WMO (1), INFORM (2),