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Q: Is Shanghai really vulnerable to floods?

Read this interesting report on BBC World.

 

"Shanghai is the most vulnerable major city in the world to serious flooding, a study suggests.

Despite its economic wealth, the Chinese city is considered to be more exposed to the risk of flooding than much poorer cities such as Dhaka.

As well as evaluating a city's physical attributes, the study also considers social and economic factors when rating an area's vulnerability."

 

Source - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19318973

 

I would be interested to hear the thoughts of those who live there.

7 years 2 weeks ago in  Health & Safety - Shanghai

 
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Yes I also read this report last week..and I think..yes..but local people can give you more input..

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Yes. Like New Orleans in the U.S., most of Shanghai is actually below sea level.

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yes.I saw so much water on the road,the huangpu river have high water level when the typhoon arrive.

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