Monday, January 16, 2012

Puerto Rico Receives $800,000 for Tsunami Warning System

San Juan Mayor Jorge Santini has announced that the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has appropriated US$800,000 for a tsunami warning system for the densely populated island, particularly inasmuch as the US territory is in a seismically active zone.

COMMENT: Experts have said that although the last tsunami to hit Puerto Rico was in 1918, the island is at risk from a tsunami. Consequently, a network of sirens and a public education campaign are critical in the event of an evacuation.

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