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Nepal

Nepal: Flood alert data not reaching communities

21 Jul 2014, Republica

'Despite making progress in flood forecasting, Nepal has yet to develop sufficient mechanisms that help use real-time data for saving people´s lives. As of now, only government officials and some community persons get real-time flood data, which hardly reaches the grassroots level,' according to Om Astha Rai writing for Republica...


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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Flood 2004 800,015
Flood 2007 640,706
Flood 1993 553,268
Flood 1987 351,000
Drought 2009 303,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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