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Flood Detection Systems – Flood Facts From Around The World

Taking into consideration the how severe flood damage can be to both lives and infrastructure, and the frequency at which flood events take place, Flood Detection Systems hopes to share the most relevant and up-to-date flood information with all concerned.

Here you will find:

  • 27 Countries Classified as “At Risk” of Flooding
  • The 10 Most Economically Damaging Floods of The Last Century
  • The X Floods That Took The Most Lives
  • Links to other Flood Information Websites


Countries At Risk Of Floods

The 27 Countries listed below have all experienced at least one major flood event in the last 20 years.

If you live in an area prone to flooding; close to a river or on a flood plain, for example, you can maximise your chances of a successful evacuation by installing the world’s most versatile flood detection systems.












New Zealand







North Korea






Czech Republic




United Kingdom

North America:


Unites States of America

South America:



The 10 Most Economically Crippling Floods of All Time

Floods amount to billions of dollars in damages every year and after glancing over the list below, you’ll quickly understand just how costly a significant flood can be. It’s not just a matter of physical damage either, countries also suffer delays in trade and communications, which leads to longer recovery times.

Although floods of epic proportions will inevitably cause immense damage to infrastructure and property, installing dependable flood detection systemscan minimise the potential for damage to personal property and crucial information.

Here are the 10 countries that have suffered the costliest floods since 1900:

Number Country Date Damage Costs (US$)
1 Soviet Union 1991 60,000,000,000 (60 Billion)
2 Thailand 2011 45,000,000,000 (45 Billion)
3 China 1998 30,000,000,000 (20 Billion)
4 China 2010 18,000,000,000 (18 Billion)
5 India 2014 16,000,000,000 (16 Billion)
6 North Korea 1995 15,000,000,000 (15 Billion)
7 Germany 2013 12,900,000,000 (12.9 Billion)
8 China 1996 12,600,000,000 (12.6 Billion)
9 USA 1993 12,000,000,000 (12 Billion)
10 Germany 2002 11,600,000,000 (11.6 Billion)

If you live in any of the countries above, and reside on, by or near a flood plain, it is highly recommended that you invest in a professional flood detection system. Whether your local council is on the verge of implementing the flood alarms on your behalf or you would like your very own units installed in your property, Flood Detection Systems has the solution you’re after. Just click here to get in touch with us.

Call Flood Detection Systems today on 1300 009 838 to arrange for a professional, flood detection technician to install your flood alarm systems.


The 10 Deadliest Floods On Record

Needless to say, taking into consideration its gigantic population and tightly packed towns and cities, China is sure to suffer great losses when significant floods burst the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers’ banks. With a death count exceeding an estimated 5 million people since 1932, the country is in dire need of an effective flood detection system. Whilst China relies heavily on advanced meteorological data supplied by their network of national and international weather stations, installing accurate, long-lasting flood detection equipment in potential flood zones is a sure-fire way to ensure a more effective evacuation. Weather systems are notoriously difficult to pinpoint, especially further away in time, because of an exponential number of triggers and anomalies that disrupt or alter their patterns.

When a population is unprepared for an impending flood, or worse yet, completely unaware of its rapid approach, the results are devastating.

Number Country Date Deaths (est.)
1 China 1932 2,500,000 – 4,000,000
2 China 1887 900,000 – 2,000,000
3 China 1938 500,000 – 800,000
4 China 1975 231,000
5 China 1935 145,000
6 Netherlands 1530 100,000
7 Vietnam 1971 100,000
8 China 1911 100,000
9 Netherlands 1287 50,000 – 80,000
10 Netherlands 1212 60,000



Useful Flood Information From Around The World

Here you will find links to valuable information about floods, flood detection and statistics from around the world. With the weather analysis tools, natural disaster prediction and early warning services listed below, Flood Detection Systems aims to provide the public with an effective means to accurately determine the likelihood of a flood event.

Global Flood Information:

Global Flood Awareness System:

Built and supplied by the European Commission, the Global Flood Awareness System’s website is designed to provide people all over the world, not just Europe, with detailed satellite and meteorological information about historical, current and future flood events.


Floodlist.com is a flood information hub, created in 2008 to publish flood news, facts and statistics from around the globe for public consumption. With that, the company also provides useful flood recovery information to flood victims, or those concerned, and references a number of flood insurance providers.

Flood Safety Tips From National Geographic:

National Geographic aims to share and distribute data covering all aspects of global activity and natural phenomenon to the public domain. Through an independent panel of weather specialists, the organisation has provided us with a useful article to inform potential flood victims on flood safety.

Humanitarian Early Warning Service

The Humanitarian Early Warning Service aims to provide people, all over the globe, with information regarding natural disasters and the likelihood of them occurring in the future. They present a clear and concise website that offers up useful facts and figures that ultimately help potential natural disaster victims to make effective evacuation plans.

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