Flash-floods caused by heavy rains and downpours occur frequently around the world. Korea has developed the Flood Outbreak Forecast & Warning System, which analyzes in real time data observed from vulnerable areas, as well as the Automatic Precipitation Warning Facility, which triggers a warning siren according to the level of precipitation. This technology was adopted by the Philippines, Laos, and Vietnam and is now in service.
Using a radar system, the Flood Outbreak Forecast & Warning System informs the public about areas threatened by a high risk of flooding based on precipitation forecast data.
Comprising precipitation observatories and warning stations, this facility is a warning system that observes, analyzes, and disseminates precipitation data in real time.
Flood Outbreak Forecast & Warning System