Asked in Environmental IssuesRain and FloodingNatural Disasters
Which are the most vulnerable homes during floods?
January 23, 2011 3:04PM
MOST VULNERABLE HOMES
1. Buildings, which are constructed with earth-based materials or using stone and brick in mud mortar
are highly vulnerable to damage in heavy rains and/or floods.
2. The huts made from biomass materials like bamboo, leaves, thatch or light construction
using metal sheets are easily destroyed in floods and washed away.
3. The occupation of areas within the flood plain of rivers has increased the
vulnerability, especially in areas of high population concentration. Flood plains
attract poor people because of inexpensive land values.