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FFEM-DB “Database of Flood Fatalities from the Euro-Mediterranean region”

posted on 12.04.2022, 12:57 authored by olga petrucciolga petrucci, Luigi Aceto, C. (Cinzia) Bianchi, Rudolf Brázdil, Michalis Diakakis, Moshe Inbar, A. (Abdullah) Kahraman, Özgenur Kılıç, Astrid Krahn, Heidi Kreibich, V. (Vassiliki) Kotroni, Mariana Madruga de Brito, M.C. (Maria Carmen) Llasat, M. (Montserrat) Llasat-Botija, M. (Michele) Mercuri, K. (Katerina) Papagiannaki, S. (Susana) Pereira, Jan Řehoř, J. (Joan) Rossello-Geli, P. (Paola) Salvati, F. (Freddy) Vinet, José Luis Zêzere
FFEM-DB (Database of Flood Fatalities from the Euro-
Mediterranean region) is a database which contains 2.875 cases of flood fatalities that occurred throughout 41 years (1980–2020) in 12 study areas in Euro-Mediterranean area (Cyprus; Czech Republic; Germany; Greece; Israel; Italy; Portugal; Turkey; United Kingdom; the Spanish regions of Balearic Islands and Catalonia, and the Mediterranean regions of South France). FFEM-DB provides not only the number of fatalities, but also detailed information about the profile of victims and the circumstances of the accidents. Flood fatality cases are georeferenced using NUTS 3 level (Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics), allowing analyses of fatality distribution in respect to geographic and demographic data.




Time coverage



Europe (12 study areas)


CNR IRPI National Research Council-Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection, Italy