Sri Lanka ‘poorly equipped to forecast floods’

SciDev.Net: Sri Lanka is installing a satellite image download unit for flood management. Poor flood forecasting facilities contributed to the damage caused by recent extensive floods in Sri Lanka, the worst in nine decades, scientists said. Between 1 December 2010 and 12 January 2011, Sri Lanka's northern and eastern districts received rainfall that almost equalled the area's total monsoon rains from December to February each year, according to the Colombo-based Disaster Management Centre of Sri Lanka......

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