Windstorms are among the costliest climate extremes in Europe. Estimates of damages mostly rely on post-disaster insurance data, which is often not publicly available. It is therefore difficult to model and assess windstorm damage. The WISC model provides an open-source model which gives damage estimates in line with reported damages from previous windstorms. Damage estimates show that the western part of Europe is greatly impacted by wind extremes.
The tool gives expected annual damage caused by windstorms in Europe. The tool relies on open-source data and a python code has been supplied for users to implement or adjust the tool themselves.
This tool can be used by:
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Short summary: A story about Jan and Maria during extreme precipitation.
End user: Citizens
Link to the story: under construction