Preparing for the rainy and hurricane seasons in Haiti

Preparing for the rainy and hurricane seasons in Haiti

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9 February 2010

Operational meteorological services are essential to preventing further disasters in Haiti. The country now faces the approaching rainy season in early April, which poses flood risk, as well as the hurricane season beginning in early June. Weather forecasts and early warnings from the Haiti National Meteorological Center are essential for emergency contingency planning and recovery. WMO Members have been providing weather information for Haiti since domestic meteorological facilities were rendered unusable by the recent earthquake. In the medium- to long-term, WMO is coordinating with government officials, technical agencies and development partners to reconstruct such meteorological and hydrological capacities.

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