World’s deadliest storms from tornadoes to cyclones, lightning and hail
The most deadly storms in recorded history have been identified by the World Meteorological Organisation for five different types.
As the world gets warmer due to climate change, extreme weather events are forecast to get more dangerous partly because of the huge amount of extra energy being added to the atmosphere.
Now, for the first time, the WMO has established the cyclones, tornadoes, lightning strikes and hailstorms that caused the most deaths.
The worst tropical cyclone happened in November 1970 when an estimated 300,000 people were killed in what is now Bangladesh…
Caribbean region aims to integrate gender equality in disaster risk management in the agriculture sector
In an effort to strengthen the resiliency of communities to disasters in the Caribbean, 25 representatives from 12 countries across the region are participating in a regional training workshop for integrating gender equality in disaster risk management programming for the agriculture sector. The workshop is being co-facilitated by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and is held on 17-19 May 2017 in Georgetown, Guyana.
The Caribbean region is very vulnerable to the effects of climate change and at high risk of natural and man-made hazards, such as floods, drought, hurricanes, landslides, earthquakes, fires as well as transboundary threats. Whilst Caribbean….