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Cold Wave

Marked cooling of the air over a large area. It is an extended period of above normal cold temperatures, a drop of atmospheric average temperature well above the averages of a region, with effects on human populations, crops, properties and services. sources: GLIDE; WMO

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US: Join America’s PrepareAthon!

28 Apr 2014, FEMA, United States of America - gov; USGS, United States of America - gov

The campaign focuses on two National Days of Action. The first will take place on April 30, 2014, and will revolve around preparing for wildfires, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes. A second day of action will be held on September 30, with a focus on earthquakes, hazardous materials, pandemic flu and winter weather...



Number of cold-wave occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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