Early warning

An integrated system of hazard monitoring, forecasting and prediction, disaster risk assessment, communication and preparedness activities systems and processes that enables individuals, communities, governments, businesses and others to take timely action to reduce disaster risks in advance of hazardous events.

Latest Early warning additions in the Knowledge Base

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Models that are more reliable and less energy-intensive could help us to better prepare for extreme weather.
Nature Publishing Group
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Uttar Pradesh plans a new Lightning Alert Management System to reduce lightning strike fatalities. Despite significant investment, experts question its effectiveness, citing challenges in forecasting and warning dissemination.
Ground Report
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Agriculture is highly vulnerable to climate hazards like droughts, floods, and heatwaves.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
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Research briefs
A new tool developed by researchers in the University of Maryland’s (UMD) Department of Mechanical Engineering could help provide ships and offshore platforms with early warning of unusually large and unpredictable waves.
University of Maryland
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How the models did last year, how they did this year on Hurricane Beryl, and why you should pay the most heed to the National Hurricane Center forecast.
Yale Climate Connections
Wildfire burning land, photograph taken from above
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Artificial intelligence (AI) has had some bad press. However, AI is also showing its value as a transformative technology that could change the way we manage threats. One such threat is wildfire. Discover AI innovations in managing wildfire risk.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
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Documents and publications
This study quantifies the economic value of increased flood warning time to households in the Jamuna River floodplain of Bangladesh.
Areal view of some islands in the Pacific
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Only one-third of Small island developing states have multi-hazard early warning systems, which can detect a range of potential disasters. As a result, people in small island developing states are 15 times more likely to die from climate disasters.
United Nations Environment Programme
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