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Early Warning

The set of capacities needed to generate and disseminate timely and meaningful warning information to enable individuals, communities and organizations threatened by a hazard to prepare and to act appropriately and in sufficient time to reduce the possibility of harm or loss

Photo by Madeline Wlison/IFRC Fabrina from Mele Village, Efate, Vanuatu is grateful to the Red Cross for warning her community over radio about the onset of severe Tropical Cyclone Pam.

Vanuatu: When preparedness saved lives - IFRC

25 Mar 2015, IFRC

With its network of community volunteers in all provinces and islands, the Red Cross played a key role in issuing early warnings before Cyclone Pam struck the country on March 13. As a result, most people were able to evacuate to safety and loss of life was low. Lives were saved thanks to good meteorological data, good communication and fast action by trained volunteers in local communities...

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