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Analysis of the Man-Made Causes of Shiraz Flash Flood: Iran, 2019

(2020) Analysis of the Man-Made Causes of Shiraz Flash Flood: Iran, 2019. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. pp. 588-591. ISSN 1049-023X

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Flood is the most common natural hazard in Iran, which annually affects the environment and human lives. On March 25, 2019 in Shiraz-Iran, following a heavy rainfall, the occurrence of a flash flood caused an extensive number of deaths, injuries, and vehicle demolitions in a short time. Evidence suggests that man-made causes of the incident, including unsustainable urban development and lack of early warning services, have played a more influential role compared with its natural causes. This study has attempted to substantiate that understanding disaster risks, as the first priority ofSendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction(SFDRR) 2015-2030, directly impacts the decisions and actions of policymakers, local authorities, and the public. To provide more safety, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction, attention should primarily be paid on making a cultural paradigm shift through providing sufficient training in developing appropriate disaster risk perception in the community at large.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: disaster risk reduction flash flood mitigation natural disasters risk perception disaster hazard Emergency Medicine
Page Range: pp. 588-591
Journal or Publication Title: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 35
Number: 5
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ISSN: 1049-023X
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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