What Factors Make for a Deadly Flood?

Why Floods Can Turn So Deadly, So Fast

Sep 14, 2023 by NYT > Climate and Environment

Key Facts

  • The flooding in Derna is a harrowing example of how built infrastructure can collide with the climate and geography to turn a storm into a disaster.
  • A correction was made on Sept. 14, 2023 : An earlier version of this article misstated the record rainfall in Derna on Sunday.
  • A version of this article appears in print on Sept. 15, 2023, Section A , Page 6 of the New York edition with the headline: ‘Recipe’ of Factors, Including Geography, Affects Floods’ Fast, Deadly Turns.
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