Early Warning of Natural Hazards

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Relief material being transported to the flood affected areas of  Bhagalpur, Bihar.

Abstract: Although natural hazards may occur anywhere, their impact in developing countries is greater due to the prevailing economic, social, political and cultural vulnerabilities. A mechanism of early warning will minimise or even prevent future losses caused by such occurrences.

Author is Air Vice Marshal (Retd.) and Former Director General, India Meteorological Department. ajit.tyagi@gmail.com