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A decade against natural disasters
Prepared as a contribution to the UN World Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction (Yokohama, Japan, May 1994) which marked the mid-point of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, this brochure outlines the different types of natural catastrophes that threaten various regions of the world and describes how WMO and national Meteorological and Hydrological Services are working to minimize the destructive effects of natural phenomena such as floods, tropical cyclones and drought.
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