“The world’s least developed countries have in recent years witnessed more than double the disaster-related deaths and people going missing, per capita, as countries in Europe and more than three times as many as nations in the Americas and the Caribbean, according to the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization. Only 19% of poor nations have a plan to act on early weather warnings, compared to 36% in Europe and Central Asia and 46% in the Asia Pacific region.

Mozambique — where frequent storms batter the long coastline with growing intensity — is working fast to try to close that gap. In addition to Beira’s new weather radar, which can detect storms as far as 400 kilometers (about 250 miles) away, there are plans for two more, one in the north and one in the south of the country. These will also help neighboring countries prepare for storms.”

From Bloomberg.