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Current flood hazards

Updated on: 28.07.2016, 04:09

Current flood hazards in Switzerland

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Flood: No or minor danger, level 1

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Danger level 1 (No or minor danger)
Danger level 2 (Moderate danger)
Danger level 3 (Considerable danger)
Danger level 4 (High danger)
Danger level 5 (Very high danger)
No danger level
Danger level 1 (No or minor danger)
  • Effects: Transport disruption and damage are not normally to be expected.
  • Action: It is not a problem to remain near surface waters, but always remain vigilant.
Danger level 2 (Moderate danger)
  • Effects: Rivers are unlikely to burst their banks and floods are unlikely but not impossible
  • Action: It may be dangerous to remain near rivers. Keep far enough away as a precaution. Monitor the situation and take the necessary precautions. Further information is available under “Recommended action in floods“
Danger level 3 (Considerable danger)
  • Effects: Rivers may burst their banks locally in exposed places and flooding may occur.
  • Raccomandazioni comportamentali: È estremamente pericoloso sostare in prossimità di corsi d'acqua. Statene lontani! Seguite l'evoluzione della situazione e adottate le misure di protezione necessarie. Ulteriori informazioni: «Raccomandazioni comportamentali in caso di piena»
Danger level 4 (High danger)
  • Effects: Rivers may increasingly burst their banks and flooding may occur.
  • Action: It is extremely dangerous to remain near rivers. Keep well away. Monitor the situation and take the necessary precautions. Further information is available under “Recommended action in floods“
Danger level 5 (Very high danger)
  • Effects : Rivers may burst their banks and flooding may occur in many places
  • Action: It is extremely dangerous to remain near rivers. Keep well away. Monitor the situation and take the necessary precautions. Further information is available under “Recommended action in floods“
No danger level

No evaluation