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Local flood early warning system (LFEWS)


This document reports on Philippines Region 8's accumulated experience and knowledge in the setting up and management of local flood early warning systems (LFEWS), which aims to reduce human vulnerability and suffering by monitoring sources of floods, predicting where and when floods could possibly happen, identifying who would be affected and strengthening the capacity of local disaster risk reduction and management institutions to make informed decisions. It describes the impacts observed in terms of saving lives and properties, improving institutional performance of local governments and increasing public awareness in three local flood early warning systems in Leyte island. It is intended to early warning practitioners and political decision makers.

Keywords

  • Themes:Capacity Development, Early Warning, Governance, Media
  • Hazards:Flood
  • Countries/Regions:Philippines

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/29230

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