Articles | Volume 20
31 Jul 2023
 | 31 Jul 2023

Preparing for the unprecedented

Brian Golding, Elizabeth Ebert, David Hoffmann, and Sally Potter

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Using value chain approaches to evaluate the end-to-end warning chain
David Hoffmann, Elizabeth E. Ebert, Carla Mooney, Brian Golding, and Sally Potter
Adv. Sci. Res., 20, 73–79,,, 2023
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In 2021, several weather disasters occurred in which conditions surpassed recorded extremes. Comparative analysis of the warnings issued for these disasters shows that the conditions were generally forecast but that lack of preparedness and/or communication failures led to loss of life in particularly vulnerable groups.