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Flash floods often occurred suddenly and they also usually induce the occurrence of landslides and debris flows. The work of flash flood defense is full of challenge because of the complex process of flash flood formation. Disasters caused by flash flood occurred frequently and have an increasing trend in China with huge casualty. Therefore the Chinese government increased more inputs on the study of flash flood defense. After some endeavors in recent years, a set of non-structural measures on flash flood defense has been established featuring Chinese characteristics. In these measures, monitoring and warning system is a core. This paper introduced basic situation of flash flood disaster in China firstly, and then focused on the introduction to the monitoring and warning system. This work could provide merits and references to other countries and regions facing flash flood problems.


Session R41, Flood Early Warning Systems



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