Damaging Hydrogeological Events (DHEs) are severe weather periods during which floods, landslides, lightning, windstorms, hail or storm surges can harm people. Climate change is expected to increase the frequency/intensity of DHEs and, consequently, the potential harm to people. Method: We investigated the impacts of DHEs on people in Calabria (Italy) over 37 years (1980–2016). Data on 7288 people physically affected by DHEs were gathered from the systematic analysis of regional newspapers and collected in the database named PEOPLE. The damage was codified in three severity levels as follows: fatalities (people who were killed), injured (people who suffered physical harm) and involved (people who were present at the place where an accident occurred but survived and were not harmed). During the study period, we recorded 68 fatalities, 566 injured and 6654 people involved in the events.
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To reprouce data please quote the related paper: Petrucci, O., Salvati, P., Aceto, L., Bianchi, C., Pasqua, A. A., Rossi, M., Guzzetti, F. (2017) The Vulnerability of People to Damaging Hydrogeological Events in the Calabria Region (Southern Italy). International journal of environmental research and public health 15 (1), 48. doi:10.3390/ijerph15010048