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How can Sierra Leone learn from mudslide to avert future deaths?

TRF

Following the landslides in Sierra Leone, experts comment on the current situation in the country, causes of the disaster, and the lessons to be learned. Poverty, lack of urban planning, and deforestation are some of the factors the experts consider to be exacerbating the problem.

  • Afghanistan meteorological department issues first flood early warning

    WMO

    The Afghan Meteorological Department's early flood warning system has proven successful as the first flood warning issued proved timely and accurate. The system is based on satellite images and the EUMETCast Severe Weather and Convection Detection product, a key tool for forecasting heavy precipitation.

  • Rain: When a good thing becomes too much of a good thing

    NOAA, United States of America - gov

    Atmospheric rivers are common in California and just a few river events can deliver half a year's expected precipitation, which can cause flooding. NOAA has launched a project to build a regional radar and advanced rainfall forecasting system, which generates more accurate precipitation estimates, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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