Over 468.000 buildings at risk of flooding

Over 468.000 buildings along the creeks, in hollows and along the coasts likely to be affected by the floods, when the different areas of Denmark in the future

Over 468.000 buildings at risk of flooding

Over 468.000 buildings along the creeks, in hollows and along the coasts likely to be affected by the floods, when the different areas of Denmark in the future

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
06 January 2020 Monday 20:00
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Over 468.000 buildings at risk of flooding

Over 468.000 buildings along the creeks, in hollows and along the coasts likely to be affected by the floods, when the different areas of Denmark in the future will be affected by a so-called 100-årshændelse or of a storm surge.

It shows an analysis from the Danish Regions and the company Scalgo, which is specialized in the three-dimensional map.

It writes Jyllands-Posten.

the Analysis shows how the different areas of Denmark will be affected if a storm surge hit the country and pushing the water two feet higher up than the normal water level.

the Result is that 10.664 buildings will be flooded along the rivers, while 393.574 properties in the valleys and 64.000 buildings along the coastlines are also in danger of being flooded because they are located in areas where the risk is there.

- It is a big challenge that gets far worse with the climate change we see. Therefore, we need to look at whether things should be solved in another way.

- You run the risk of pushing the problem on to the next municipality, when a municipality does something that is not coordinated with the neighbor. There is a need to speed up to avoid, to the cellars, bike paths and roads will be flooded, says regionrådsformand in the Region of Zealand and chairman of the regions ' environment and ressourceudvalg, Heino Knudsen, to Jyllands Posten.

Updated: 06.01.2020 20:00
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