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, Volume 39, Issue 8, pp 608–611 | Cite as

Flash Flooding in Attika, Greece: Climatic Change or Urbanization?

  • Ourania Lasda
  • Angela Dikou
  • Εvangelos Papapanagiotou
Synopsis

Flooding Records in Attika

Flooding constituted the second most frequent natural disaster in Greece during 1928–2005 (15 episodes; 23.4% of total) after earthquakes; it led to 78 deaths, 10,990 affected people and 719,518,000 US$ damage and repair costs (World Health Organisation 2005). Nevertheless, the 28 episodes of flooding in Attika Prefecture (Fig.  1) cost more human lives (182 people) during the last century (1887–2005) than earthquakes (18 people) while the cost in human lives due to flooding for the whole country during the same period was 220 people (Nicolaidou and Hadjichristou 1995; Lasda 2005. 1

Keywords

Forest Fire Flash Flooding Hydrographic Network Flooding Vulnerability Local Government Body 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ourania Lasda
    • 1
  • Angela Dikou
    • 1
    • 2
  • Εvangelos Papapanagiotou
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EnvironmentUniversity of the AegeanMytileneGreece
  2. 2.Department of Ichthyology and Aquatic SciencesUniversity of ThessalyVolosGreece

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