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Preparing for floods: How to ready your home for heavy rainfall

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The fraction of people around the world at risk of losing their home or dying in floods is growing. That’s the conclusion of new research published in the science journal Nature in August. There is no question that the recent floods following record rainfall in parts of Germany and China could not be controlled. In some places, the impact could not even be mitigated. In the case of moderate to heavy rainfall, however, the following applies: You can prepare your house to a certain extent – and quickly – thus protecting it better. This is what experts advise when heavy rain and flooding is on th…

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