A Post Event Review of the October 2015 South Carolina Floods: A Deep Dive into the Columbia and Charleston Event

October 12, 2016












Dear Friends and Colleagues,

In collaboration with the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance and Aon Benfield, we are excited to share with you our post-event review of the October 2015 South Carolina Floods.


While hazards are physical, disasters are not; they occur due to a combination of physical, social, political, and economic factors. Focusing on two distinct urban areas – Columbia and Charleston – the report reviews what happened, why the disaster occurred, and the challenges faced and successes achieved in disaster risk reduction, preparedness, response, and recovery. The analysis points to opportunities to build resilience at local, regional and national levels. We believe the insights from this study can be applied not only to Columbia and Charleston, but also to contexts globally.


Zurich Insurance Group has also published a shorter version of the report, which can be found here.


Best Regards,


The ISET-International Team



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