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Which are the most vulnerable homes during floods?

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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.