A violently rotating storm of small diameter; the most violent weather phenomenon. It is produced in a very severe thunderstorm and appears as a funnel cloud extending from the base of a cumulonimbus to the ground. A funnel cloud is a tornado that has not touched the ground. Tornados can appear in many different colors depending on the type of dust they pick up from the earth. sources: GLIDE; WMO
17 Mar 2016, WB
Building weather-resilient roads is a topic of increasing concern everywhere, most especially in places like the Pacific Islands, where many important roads lie next to the sea. To best protect roads from the ravages of extreme weather, the World Bank supports adaptation and resilience, which is building a road, or bridge, to be somewhat resistant to climate change.
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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