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India: Early warning system for flash floods can save thousands of lives

19 Jul 2018, Mongabay

The India Meteorological Department is developing a Flash Flood Guidance System to predict the threat of a flash flood all over India. It will alert citizens and disaster relief forces, preventing loss of lives and damages worth billions of rupees. IMD’s upcoming system is important to India because nearly 12% of its landmass is prone to floods and river erosion.



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