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Hotspots Errata (download PDF version)

Please note the following corrections should be made:

Dilley, M., R.S. Chen, U. Deichmann, A.L. Lerner-Lam, M. Arnold, J. Agwe, P. Buys, O. Kjekstad, B. Lyon, and G. Yetman. 2005. Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis. No. 5 Disaster Risk Management Series. Washington, D.C.: The World Bank Hazard Management Unit. 132 pp.


1) Page 11, Figure 1.4: Some countries should be shaded red instead of white.

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2) Page 40, Figure 4.1: The word “con’t” in parentheses after “e) Earthquakes” should be changed to “count.”

3) Page 64, column2, line 8: The word “cyclone” should be changed to “flood.”

4) Page 104, Notes to Figure 8.7: Weights are based on relative frequency in EM-DAT: Drought: 9, Floods: 30, Landslides: 2, Cyclones: 3. The weighted index has been rescaled to the range 0 to 100.

5) Page 105, Notes to Figure 8.8: Weights are based on relief expenditures obtained from the Sri Lanka Department of Social Services: Drought: 126, Floods: 25, Landslides: 0.06, Cyclones: 60. The weighted index has been rescaled to the range of 0 to 100.


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