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Devastating flooding in Myanmar/ Burma and Bangladesh

Devastating flooding in Myanmar/ Burma and Bangladesh

Contributed by Jutta Thielen, Annett Wania, Vera Thiemig, Xeni Kechagioglou, Ionut-Lucian, Peter Salamon, and Beatriz Revilla-Romero Following a period of unusually heavy monsoon precipitation that started in mid-July and continued into August, Myanmar/Burma and (to a lesser degree) Bangladesh experienced the most severe flooding in decades. Heavy rainfall continued during the first half of the month of August, and more rainfall is forecast. This precipitation is associated with the South-West Monsoon, which is expected to last until October. The extent…

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HEPEX site outage

HEPEX site outage

Returning visitors may have found the HEPEX site apparently “down” in the last few days. While direct links to posts have been properly working all along, the portal’s front page showed an error message. As it turned out, one of the plugins was acting up. We solved the issue by parting ways. There are still some remaining issues with respect to the links within the HEPEX site and we’re hoping to solve these in the next few days. Apologies for…

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If you get an email regarding this blog post, please unsubscribe using the button at the bottom of this email! In the beginning the HEPEX website had a subscribe button, which we removed due to spamming issues. Some of you have subscribed and hence get an email from the HEPEX website as soon as there is a new blog post. All information on blog posts gets now distributed over the google mailing list (to which you also subscribed, hence two…

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Happy birthday to GloFAS!

Happy birthday to GloFAS!

Contributed by Liz Stephens and Florian Pappenberger The Global Flood Awareness System celebrates its 3rd birthday today; it began running on a pre-operational basis at ECMWF on July 4th 2011. While the system hasn’t had much focussed developmental support since its birth, various people have been keeping an eye on it while they have been looking after its older sibling, EFAS. The birth of the Global Floods Partnership in 2014 will mean that GloFAS is developing its own friendship group,…

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Live from HEPEX@10-year Workshop US

Live from HEPEX@10-year Workshop US

At the 10th Anniversary HEPEX Workshop, our dedicated team of HEPEX enthusiasts will give a live report of the meeting (and follow online via webinar). All Tweets that include the #hepex hashtag will be displayed on this page. Feel free to contribute by Tweeting what you see and hear! Tweets about “#hepex” To follow online, register at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/905074769 This Webinar is held daily, from: Jun 24, 2014 to Jun 26, 2014 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT