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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

Local governments lead resilience in Jordan

22 Apr 2015, UNISDR ROAS

Municipalities are taking the lead in Jordan to help build resilience to disasters, in the wake of recurrent winter storms that have seen heavy snow, rainfall and high winds cause power cuts, road closures and flooded homes. With support from SDC and UNISDR, the five municipalities have drafted a resilience action plan in line with the "10 Essentials" of UNISDR's Making Cities Resilient campaign, in close coordination with their governorates...



Number of cold-wave occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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