Most Flood-Prone Countries

Which countries had the highest incidence of flooding from 1985-2011?
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Last updated: October 31, 2019
First submittedOctober 30, 2019
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Continent
Country
4.9
Asia
Bangladesh
4.7
Asia
Bhutan
4.5
Asia
Nepal
4.0
Asia
Philippines
3.9
Asia
Cambodia
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Continent
Country
3.9
North America
Haiti
3.9
Asia
India
3.9
Asia
Laos
3.9
Asia
Pakistan
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Level 75
Oct 31, 2019
Oh right, of course - you don't have to be on the coast to be prone to flooding. Oops
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Level 76
Jan 2, 2020
Exactly my thoughts ... more embarrassing 'cos Flood Risk Management (from rivers) is my job :-o!
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Level 73
Feb 17, 2020
That is a tad awkward.
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Level 64
Oct 31, 2019
Bhutan and Nepal, eh? I'm sure all the melting glaciers aren't helping their flooding problems.
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Level 80
Oct 31, 2019
"With the exception of the 2015 flood, which was caused by the collapse of the lake at the snout of the Lemthang glacier, torrential rainfall has caused most of the floods [in Bhutan]."
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Level 77
Oct 31, 2019
Rain clouds hitting the high mountains is the more likely cause.
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Level 81
Feb 11, 2020
Those would have to be some rapidly melting glaciers with giant blow torches melting them.
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Level 57
Nov 1, 2019
I was honestly surprised by the second two. Good to know!
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Level 64
Nov 1, 2019
May I suggest a bit more time? 1 minute is a bit harsh for 9 answers if you don't strive to learn the answers by heart and get them right on your x-th attempt. 90 seconds could be more appropriate.
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Level ∞
Nov 1, 2019
Increased the time to 90 seconds.
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Level 49
Dec 30, 2019
I was kind of suspecting Netherlands would be on here, does anyone know where it was on the rankings?
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Level 57
Dec 30, 2019
According to the source, The Netherlands has a score of 2.5 (lower than that of the USA, UK or Germany). There have been some floodings caused by high river levels in 1993 and 1995, but no flooding from the sea since 1953.
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Level 80
Dec 30, 2019
It looks like being a poor country with bad infrastructure incapable of dealing with potential flooding is a big factor here.
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Level 69
Jan 2, 2020
It's about the highest incidence of flooding between 1985 and 2011, see caveats. The Netherlands has only had a few minor incidents in that period. The chance of flooding is quite small in the Netherlands because of its infrastructure; only the consequences of a major flood would be disastrous.
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Level 70
Dec 30, 2019
CHINA: ......2019 June, 61 people killed, 356,000 evacuated, 9,300 homes collapsed, 3.71 million hectares flooded, economic loss now $1.93 Billion........... seems to me that China has a bit of a problem now and again.