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Switzerland: Flood: 2002/11/18 Country Information on DRR

Period 2002/11/18
Country or District Switzerland
Event Type Flood
Outline Torrential rain and strong winds have whipped across parts of Europe causing massive mudslides and severe flooding. Worst affected are Switzerland where a mud bank swept through the centre of one town, Austria where a derailed train left one person dead, and northern Italy where a mother and daughter are feared dead after their car was swept away.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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