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Early natural disaster test done in Belize with Taiwanese disaster prevention technology

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Posted: Saturday, December 26, 2020. 8:31 am CST.

By BBN Staff: A first natural disaster test in Belize has been conducted with  Taiwanese disaster prevention technology, the International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) said.

According to Focus Taiwan, the first foreign aid project on natural disaster gives people time to respond to floods caused by Hurricane Iota in November.

Residents had 3 extra hours to evacuate floods triggered by the approaching hurricane.

In 2019, the project was launched by Taiwan in Belize and is expected to be completed by 2022.

The project is aimed at saving lives through technology that strengthens early flood warnings, updates maps, controls floods and raises disaster awareness.

It relies on hydrological and meteorological monitoring stations that feed real-time information to a “Flood Warning System Platform.”

The Department of the Environment then has a clear picture of what is occurring.

An automatic warning was also issued when water rose above warning levels in San Ignacio to alert residents to evacuate.

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