Flood related mortality in a touristic island: Mallorca (Balearic Islands) 1960-2018

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dc.contributor.author Grimalt-Gelabert, Miquel
dc.contributor.author Rosselló-Geli, Joan
dc.contributor.author Bauzà Llinàs, Joan
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-10T07:02:14Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11201/153043
dc.description.abstract [eng] Although they exist, fatalities related to floods are a rare occurrence in the island of Mallorca. In the aftermath of the Sant Llorenç flash‐flood of October 2018, which killed 13 people, a research was undertaken to develop database gathering information about the flood related victims on the island. The data was obtained from official reports and newspapers archives and was completed via field research and witnesses' interviews. The difficulties in obtaining information reduced the period to the past 58 years. The results show that 25 people died as a result of a flood event in basins with an average area of 19.83 km2 and a minimum of only 0.10 km2. Breaking down further into demographics, 14 were male and 11 were female. The largest number of victims is included in the 18-65 age group and 36% of the fatalities were tourists and foreign residents. Even if the number of fatalities is small compared with other Mediterranean regions, the research results highlight the importance of the need of an increased safety campaign in the Islands, aimed both to residents and to tourists as well, taking into account the importance of Mallorca as a holidays resort in Europe.
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dc.relation.isformatof https://doi.org/10.1111/jfr3.12644
dc.relation.ispartof Journal Of Flood Risk Management, 2020, vol. Early view, num. e12644
dc.rights , 2020
dc.subject.classification Medi ambient
dc.subject.classification Geografia
dc.subject.other Environment
dc.subject.other Geography
dc.title Flood related mortality in a touristic island: Mallorca (Balearic Islands) 1960-2018
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dc.date.updated 2020-07-10T07:02:14Z
dc.date.embargoEndDate info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2026-12-31
dc.embargo 2026-12-31
dc.subject.keywords floods
dc.subject.keywords mortality
dc.subject.keywords Mediterranean catchments
dc.subject.keywords Mallorca
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dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1111/jfr3.12644


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