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WARNING for the CARIBBEAN: ‘Be prepared for tsunami’, UNESCO expert urges Caribbean

Scientists warn it is a matter of "when, not if" a tsunami will strike the Caribbean, the UNESCO official said


A leading expert at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is urging the Caribbean’s 40 million people to be prepared for a tsunami, two years ahead of a planned early warning system for the region.

Wendy Watson-Wright, assistant director-general and executive secretary of the UNESCO-Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, said the Indian Ocean Tsunami Early Warning System, coordinated through UNESCO-IOC, saved lives in that region following an 8.6 magnitude earthquake off northern Indonesia.

“Largely due to education programmes, Indonesians living in coastal communities were able to mobilize and safely move to higher ground. As soon as the threat of a tsunami had passed, the all clear was sounded,” Watson-Wright said in a statement here.

Despite the withdrawal of the United States from UN body which threatened to delay the introduction of an early warning system for the Caribbean, “emergency funds” were diverted to the project which is expected to be ready by 2014.

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Comment by O.N.E. on May 3, 2012 at 11:53am

Comment by tony apples on April 30, 2012 at 10:23pm

They are warning us before they do this test run and the caribbean is where it will  be use first because all of the water and their will it on the earth. This new age weapon will be use to destroy China and Russia because these two countries are doing well and the have nuclear wepons to battle the USA and the EU.

Comment by tony apples on April 30, 2012 at 10:06pm

this is evil  people using  H.A.A.R.P to change to weather, distrub the sea bed and creat earth quakes. they all so using HAARP to test it for  WW3 which will be a battle of weather warfare people look this word up and tell people  HAARP  

Comment by jordace on April 30, 2012 at 2:37pm

how do u prepare for a tsunami

Comment by Cee Gee on April 30, 2012 at 9:44am

Is this warning from a man made disaster?

Comment by terry mendez on April 30, 2012 at 1:32am

This f****** wicked world leaders are now using these scientific wepon to distrub the sea bed and creat earth quakes on innocent people now to creat economic measures for their system to move from dead to alive at the expense of lives .

Comment by Vinny Pat on April 29, 2012 at 11:23pm
What is this source of this? Seems like there are some missing pieces.

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