Applying the Power of Real-Time Data to Navigate Extreme Weather

Flash floods, record rainfalls, hurricanes, forest fires and more threaten lives, destroy infrastructure and disrupt business. This report shows how real-time data helped security leaders mitigate damage in cities as far apart as Hagen, Germany and Liege, Belgium.

From 2000 to 2019, according to the UN, 7,348 major natural disasters around the world killed 1.23 million people and resulted in $2.97 trillion in global economic losses. That trend is only accelerating. Having a clear idea of who and what is going to be impacted in advance means you can save lives and shore up your property and operations.  

This report shows how businesses, governments, municipalities and disaster recovery teams, in cities like Hagen, Germany and Verviers and Liege, Belgium, took advantage of real-time information, drawn from public data sources. It shows how they were able to understand the path of the flash flood that ravaged these cities and make rapid decisions.  


Alternative Data Sources Are a Great Source of Intelligence:
Discover in the report how real-time intelligence was gathered from public data sources such as scanned text, images, video and audio in several regional languages. It provided crucial context for quick decision making.

Ability to Visualise Your Data in Granular Detail Saves the Day:
In Belgium, granular visualisation of data enabled businesses to reroute drivers off dangerous roads, hold cargo at warehouses and prepare for third-party vendor inventory interruptions. Discover how you benefit from this capability in the full report.

Real-Time Data Brings Clarity During Chaos:
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