Millions more people vulnerable to flooding in next decade, study shows

Millions more people vulnerable to flooding in next decade, study shows

Populations in flood-prone regions is increasing, with 57 countries especially susceptible

From Germany to New York City, this summer has demonstrated the destructive force of floods. Now, a new study shows that many more people will live in flood-prone areas in the coming decade and reveals the population in areas likely to flood is increasing at a greater rate than other places.

The study, which was published in the journal Nature today, used daily satellite observations of floods during 913 large flood events between 2000 and 2018.

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