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OID: WMO Member: Botswana ISO 3166: BW BWA 72

Issuing Organization: Botswana Meteorological Services

Hazard Categories: Met Fire Env CBRNE

Authorization Basis: As one of the basic functions of the National Meteorological service, the "Draft Issues Paper of 28 June 2004", indicates: "The exclusive responsibility for the issue of warning of gales, storms and other weather conditions likely to endanger life and property, including weather conditions likely to give rise to floods and storm surges." A Cabinet Memorandum (2003) sought to establish the National Meteorological Service including the clause: "Designation of the Director of Meteorological Services as the official national authority and authoritative voice on weather and climate".

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Alerting Area (NWSE): -22.058 20.5 -18.055 25.1

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Hazard Categories
Geo: Geophysical (earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunami, etc., includes landslide)
Met: Meteorological (weather, storms, etc. includes flood)
Safety: General emergency and public safety
Security: Law enforcement, military, homeland and local/private security
Rescue: Rescue and recovery
Fire: Fire suppression and rescue
Health: Medical and public health
Env: Pollution and other environmental
Transport: Public and private transportation
Infra: Utility, telecommunication, other non-transport infrastructure
CBRNE: Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or High-Yield Explosive threat or attack
Other: Other events

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