Katrina-like hurricane hits Europe

Katrina-like hurricane hits Europe

Wild Card's progress: fully-fledged

This Wild Card came from: 
Interviews

The source of this Wild Card: 
Interview with David Alexander (August 2010)

Likelihood timeframe and scenario features : 
now-2050+

Wild Card's description 
Growing frequency of unusual events have increased expert's concerns about the potential for a major storm that could affect many countries at once or in turn. We have had these recently – in 2000 and 2002 floods in several European countries. Also tornadoes are highly underrated in Europe – these have happened (example the one in Birmingham), relatively small but we should prepare for a major one, which could result in a higher loss of life.