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Following large investments in flood protection since 2002, the 2013 floods were a first stress test for flood defences in Germany. Many success stories were reported, verifying flood protection measures. For example, with improved mobile flood control the city of Regensburg experienced less damage during the 2013 floods.What are the flood risks in Germany?
Key findings: • Flood risks: Germany is exposed to coastal, fluvial and pluvial flooding, particularly in urban areas where localised surface water and urban flash floods are an area of growing concern.What caused the 2013 floods in Central Europe?
Extreme flooding in Central Europe began after several days of heavy rain in late May and early June 2013.What has changed since the 2013 Bavaria floods?
June will mark the fifth anniversary of the historic floods of 2013 that caused around €10bn worth of damage in Bavaria, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, as well as in neighbouring countries. Following similar floods in 2002, many cities, homeowners and commercial businesses benefited from improved flood protection the second time around.