HRC developed and implemented Flash Flood Guidance Systems have been established with the goal to provide real time data and information in support of National Meteorological and Hydrologic Services (NMHSs) worldwide to provide reliable and effective local flash flood warnings and improve disaster management efficiency. This initiative focuses on flash flood prone regions, especially in countries with sparse real time observations. At this time, more than 60 countries are covered by eleven regional and six single country real-time flash flood guidance systems that are in operation or under implementation and that constitute the Global Flash Flood Guidance (GFFG) system (Read More About the GFFG Program).
The figure shows the FFG system product of six hour accumulations of basin mean areal precipitation over Southern Africa. These data are available to the NMHSs in the region in real time.
Hear from the forecasters about how the Flash Flood Guidance System is helping save lives.
Learn how the Flash Flood Guidance System for Fiji brings Increased Security to Island Communities – CREWS Impact Feature, March 2020
Flash Flood Guidance System: Response to One of the Deadliest Hazards – World Meteorological Organization Bulletin Article
Learn how the HRC Flash Flood Guidance System helps save lives around the world.