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Publish Date:
12 November 2019

Flash floods are among the world’s deadliest natural disasters with more than 5 000 lives lost annually. Their social, economic and environmental impacts are significant. Accounting for approximately 85% of flooding cases, flash floods also have the highest mortality rate among different classes of flooding, including riverine and coastal. Flash floods differ from river floods in their short time scales and occurrence on small spatial

Publish Date:
3 October 2019

77 countries committed to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, while 70 countries announced they will either boost their national action plans by 2020 or have started the process of doing so, according to the summit organizers.

Publish Date:
24 September 2019

Tropical cyclones are a regular hydro-meteorological hazard in the Pacific region, with the associated heavy rainfall, flash floods, landslides, high seas and winds causing loss of life and major socio-economic losses. Sea level rise and the projected increase in climate related extreme events as a result of climate change is increasing the challenge.

WMO is therefore working with its Members, regional and international partners to improve resilience in some of...

Publish Date:
18 September 2019
  • Investments in early warning systems not only save lives and assets ten times their cost, but also have a potential of avoiding losses worth $ 3-16 billion per year and has a benefit cost ratio of 4:1
  • The Global Climate Action Summit 2019 aims to protect 1 Billion more people from disasters with an investment of $ 500 millions in early warning Systems by 2025
  •  CREWS will support the
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Publish Date:
1 July 2019

CREWS Caribbean is a US$5.5 million project financed by the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) initiative – a global initiative to significantly increase the capacity to generate and communicate effective, impact-based, multi-hazard, gender-informed early warnings to protect lives, livelihoods, and assets. The global CREWS Implementing Partners include: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), The World Bank (WB) / Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).