World News – US – Investing in an early warning system is important to save lives – Usamate


Minister of Lands and Mineral Resources Jone Usamate says it is important to invest in early warning system, resilient infrastructure and education of our citizens to save lives and knowing what to do in the event of a tsunami warning

Kicking off World Tsunami Awareness Day 2020 in Labasa today, Usamate says this year’s celebration of World Tsunami Day promotes the target of the “Sendai Seven Campaign”, which focuses on on the promotion of national and local risk reduction plans

Usamate claims that according to the United Nations Disaster Risk Reduction Program, an estimated 50% of the world’s population will live in coastal areas prone to floods, storms and tsunamis in 2030

He says on the 5th of every month, tsunami siren tests and random tsunami drills are carried out in Suva so that people become familiar with the sound of the siren and also respond to the actual event

Usamate says the government, through the Department of Mineral Resources, is holding awareness meetings in all coastal communities as part of Fiji’s early warning system to reduce disruption to public services and save lives

A tsunami exercise was also conducted by the Labasa Center at the University of the South Pacific to mark the opening of the event

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Global news – United States – It is important to invest in an early warning system to save lives – Usamate


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