20.02.2018 The research report “The 2013 Flood in the community of Elbe-Havel-Land in the eyes of the population.” is now available in Englisch

The research report “The 2013 Flood in the community of Elbe-Havel-Land in the eyes of the population.” is now available in Englisch.

Download: Reiter, Jessica; Wenzel, Bettina; Dittmer, Cordula; Lorenz, Daniel F.; Voss, Martin (2018): The 2013 flood in the community of Elbe-Havel-Land in the eyes of the population. Research report of the quantitative survey. KFS Working Paper 08. Berlin: KFS.

Abstract
During the 2013 European floods, the municipalities of the Elbe-Havel-Land in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, were flooded after the water masses of the Elbe River caused a dike to break; houses, streets and plots of land were destroyed. This report, based on the results of a quantitative survey carried out three years after the event, shines light on the effects of the 2013 Flood, and how well, according to the perception of residents, the disaster has been dealt with. Based on personally experienced material and immaterial impacts and on the state of psychological recuperation, we highlight the need for further support needed, identify what kinds of aid have been missing, and illustrate the relative importance of different actors throughout the disaster. The results indicate that the need for assistance varies especially with regard to time, that after-effects continued to linger at the time of questioning, and that accordingly there is a continued need for support.
Keywords: 2013 European floods, quantitative survey, need for support, impact on living conditions