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Cell broadcasting for dissemination of flood warnings

The intensive use of cell phones world-wide has now enabled the development of a new and very powerful methodology for dissemination of flood warnings to populations exposed to flooding.

The dissemination of flood warnings to people living in flood prone areas have often been ineffective, late and of limited value. Quick and efficient mass communication during critical hours of natural disasters is a challenge in any society. New technology is now available to provide very efficient and focused dissemination of flood warnings to flood prone people.

Cell broadcasting is an existing function of most modern digital mobile phone systems such as GSM and UMTS. It differs from SMS in that, while it does put text messages on the screen of the phone like SMS does, it does this to ‘all-at-once’ and not one-at-a-time as SMS does.

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