7 Oct 2015, UNISDR
Ms. Wahlström said: 'A frightening feature of flash floods is that they happen with little or no warning resulting in the tragic loss of life which we have seen in recent days in Guatemala... Improvements in local weather forecasting can help improve early warnings. Risk and hazard mapping can identify potential disaster spots and motivate investment in resilient infrastructure'...
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