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Tropical Cyclone 02B develops in the Bay of BengalThis year’s rainy season has arrived with a vengeance across Sri Lanka. At least 146 people have died in the floods and mudslides that have ensued, according to official figures.
The monsoon officially arrived along the island nation’s south coast around May 15, in keeping with the normal onset of the summer rains.
However, pre-monsoon showers have been producing spells of heavy downpours for much of this month. The weekend saw a brief respite from the heaviest rain, but any relief is likely to be temporaryâ€¦
200 cities to use new tool to improve disaster-related resilience this year
In a bid to boost resilience in the face of disaster, some 200 cities this year say they will start using a new tool to develop strategies for curbing disaster losses from climate change and other risks.
The tool was released last week at the Global Platform for Risk Reduction summit held in CancÃºn, Mexico. Published by the U.â€¯N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities, as the tool is known, enables urban leaders to align their local disaster risk reduction efforts with an international accord known as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
That 2015 global agreement aims to cut disaster-related risk and the associated loss of lives and assets globally by 2030. Its near-termâ€¦
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