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Quang Nam to set up early flood warning system

Update: July, 28/2014 - 08:05

QUANG NAM (VNS) — An early flash flood warning system using Machine to Machine (M2M) and cloud computing technology will be set up in the central province of Quang Nam as part of efforts to help local people effectively respond to natural disasters.

The project will be carried out by the Post and Telecommunications Institute of Technology and the provincial Department of Information and Communications under the assistance of experts from Japan's Waseda University.

The system, comprising of three water speed and flow sensors and a solar energy server, will be placed in the Nuoc Ui River in the mountainous Nam Tra My District, which usually suffers from flash floods and landslides in the rainy season.

A hydro-meteorological station will be also built in the upstream area of the river to aid the system's flood forecasting capacity. — VNS

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