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 by Rolf Hut http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27222282

An umbrella as mobile rain gauge

1 May 2014, BBC; TU Delft

'We would have hundreds of rain gauges moving along a cityscape and that could greatly improve our ability to understand urban hydrology; it would greatly improve our ability to predict urban flooding and take measures when things are going bad,'said Rolf Hut, from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands...


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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Storm 1995 250,000
Flood 1993 13,000
Flood 1998 2,000
Epidemic 1999 200
Storm 1997 100
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
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