|World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. WMO’s Disaster Risk Reduction activities are integrated and coordinated with other international, regional and national organizations. WMO coordinates the efforts of NMHSs to mitigate human and property losses through improved forecast services and early warnings, as well as risk assessments, and to raise public awareness.|
|World Meteorological Organization Severe Weather Information Centre is website based on advisories issued by Regional Specialized Meteorological Centres (RSMCs) and Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres (TCWCs), and official warnings issued by National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) for their respective countries or regions.|
|Tropical Cyclone Programme is a part of WMO's Weather and Disaster Risk Reduction Services Department tasked to establish national and regionally coordinated systems to ensure that the loss of life and damage caused by tropical cyclones are reduced to a minimum. Hurricanes, Typhoons and Tropical Cyclones.|
|NOAA. National Geophysical Data Center plays a major role in post-event data collection. Also assists in the detection, location, and evaluation of the extent of certain hazards using satellite data. The types of hazards detected using the Defense Meteorological Satellite include fires, floods, hurricanes, and cyclones.|
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