Raytheon forecasting system updated for Atlantic hurricane season

Enhancements make tropical storm tracking faster, better Raytheon Company delivered updates to its Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System for the current 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, providing meteorologists faster, more accurate forecasting of tropical storms and hurricanes. The improvements include graphical inundation maps that show growing storm surge heights, and improved collaboration capabilities between forecasters and … More Raytheon forecasting system updated for Atlantic hurricane season

Mitigating Effects of Flooding in Manila

Earlier this year, the Philippine government had sought financing for a $500-million flood control project in Metro Manila. According to an article on Inquirer.Net the said project would include “constructing new and modernising existing selected pumping stations and their supporting infrastructure; improving solid waste management practices within the vicinity of drainage systems served by the selected pumping … More Mitigating Effects of Flooding in Manila

Tajikistan Aims to Better Protect People and Property from Natural Disasters and Climate Change

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$50 million from the International Development Association for the Strengthening Critical Infrastructure Against Natural Hazards Project in Tajikistan. The project will strengthen the country’s capacity to prepare for, mitigate and respond to natural disasters. Related investments will help Tajikistan—a country prone to floods, mudslides, and earthquakes, … More Tajikistan Aims to Better Protect People and Property from Natural Disasters and Climate Change

Flood Situation Worsens in India’s State of Assam with over 400,000 People Affected

The monsoon-fed flood in India’s State of Assam has worsened with over 400,000 people being affected across the State. Over 800 villages have been submerged, with Karimganj being the worst hit, where over 159,000 people have been affected by the deluge, followed by Lakhimpur with more than 81,000 people displaced.  Relief camps and control rooms … More Flood Situation Worsens in India’s State of Assam with over 400,000 People Affected