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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

US: Sharper forecasts may help avert repeat of Katrina disaster - Feature

30 Aug 2015, Reuters

The science of predicting hurricanes has come a long way since Katrina caught New Orleans officials off guard 10 years ago, reports Reuters. A range of technological advances, from a new generation of satellites to supercomputers and unmanned drones, promises more-accurate forecasts that would increase public officials' confidence in weather experts' advice that in turn, could save lives...


Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action

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