Friday, December 31, 2004

Why didn't Tsunami Warning Get Broadcast?

Watch the Wave

When the analysis is done on the tragic events of December 26th, it seems incredible that many broadcasters and meteorological offices in Asia do not share information with each other, nor do they subscribe to warning services such as NOAA ( National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

check this video

If the US is giving out aid, then maybe knowledge could be part of the package. And the broadcasters in the area need to work out how they can get emergency weather information to their people and tourists visiting the country. It seems incredible that the Thai authorities did not issue a warning in Phuket because they were afraid of the Tourist Board (they reacted angrily when a previous warning from the Thai authorities did not eventuate).

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