rainfall. McMahon is the Executive Director of iawa. Clearly, the NWS flood damage database does not provide the level of accuracy and detail envisioned in the NRC recommendations, nor is it intended to. People in flood-prone regions are expected to be at greater risk of exposure to flood hazards due to climate change ( Table.1 11, 75, 76 which may result in various types of health impacts described below. Dust storm on Interstate Highway 10 California USA. 34 For chronically ill people, treatment interruptions and lack of access to medication can exacerbate health conditions both during and after the extreme event. Serious health risks can arise from infrastructure and housing damage and disruption or loss of access to electricity, sanitation, safe food and water supplies, health care, communication, and transportation. Most Minnesotans would probably consider the floods of 1997 to be much more severe than those of 1993, while farmers might hold the opposite view.
182, 183 Post-wildfire erosion and runoff has been linked to increased flooding and debris flow hazards, depending on the severity of the fire, seasonal rainfall patterns, watershed characteristics, and the size of the burn area. As a pruning Decision Trees result, this can include working with farmers in their watershed to cost-share for practices. Increasing severity and frequency of flooding have been observed throughout much of the Mississippi and Missouri River Basins. Despite feeling overwhelmed and under-resourced we feel lucky to do this work and share our lessons as we come up for air. Future assessments can benefit from multidisciplinary research activities that: better define the health implications associated with particular extreme events where longer-term impacts, as well as regional differences in health outcomes, are currently not well understood, such as droughts and floods; enhance understanding of how specific. 1, 56 Some individuals with disabilities may also be disproportionally affected during evacuations if they are unable to access evacuation routes, have difficulty in understanding or receiving warnings of impending danger, or have limited ability to communicate their needs. All of these influencing factors may also be affected by climate change. 205.8 Emerging Issues Climate change and changing patterns of extreme weather have the potential to strain the capacity of public health systems. Current understanding is limited by a lack of systematic surveillance for the range of health impacts, both short and long term, associated with a wider range of extreme events, including prolonged events like droughts and other extremes that do not currently trigger post-event health surveillance. 39 In addition, recurrent weather-related stressors, such as nuisance flooding (frequent coastal flooding that is increasing in frequency due to sea level rise contribute to overall deterioration of infrastructure like stormwater drainage systems and roads (see. 70, 71, 72, 73 New York City health officials responded to failure of hospital emergency generators and interruptions in electrically powered medical equipment, contamination of recreational water and beaches with untreated sewage, pest control issues, and loss of refrigeration leading to potential impacts on food. Caution #3: Because of the large estimation errors found in the NWS data, estimates for individual floods should be used with caution.
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