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FloodList.com is run by a small team and aims to bring information about floods and flooding from around the world, with the hope that it will inspire helpful discussion and collaboration in preparing for and dealing with the effects of flooding.

FloodList.com originally began life as a resource for those suffering from the devastating effects of the river floods in Eastern Iowa. We found it extremely useful and informative, and took over the site in order to continue to offer a resource of help and information to anyone who may have to endure floods in their home areas, not just in Eastern Iowa, but across the world.

River Oder floods at Ratzdorf

The River Oder breaks its banks at Ratzdorf, Germany, as recently as 2010

With its close proximity to the fierce and often raging River Oder “FloodLIst HQ” is often under threat of flooding should the Oder break its banks. These threats usually come during Springtime, when the ice and snow of the higher regions of Germany, Poland and Czech Republic thaw and melt, thus raising the river levels significantly. The River Oder famously flooded in 1997, leaving our little region devastated and resulting in the terrible loss of over 100 lives. Every single one of our neighbours has a story to tell from those worrying times, and in many ways, it is those stories that have inspired us to develop this website.

Our Mission…

It’s simple really, and doesn’t deserve the grand title of Mission Statement, so we won’t call it that. But here’s what we aim to do through our website:

  • We want to bring to people’s attention the risks and devastation posed by floods and flooding.
  • We hope to help people understand more about floods, and what they can do to prepare, protect themselves, get insured, and stay safe.
  • It is our hope that we can discuss flooding issues from the persepctive of the people who are involved and who are affected.
  • Our outlook is global. Although the main base is in Europe, we have contacts, contributors and writers based around the world, and we aim to include flooding news from all countries and continents.

If you have any views, news or information about flooding or a flood event, then we would appreciate hearing from you. Always feel free to get in touch. You can find our contact details on this page.

The FloodList Team