Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Tsunami early warning?
The old adage of “why weren’t we told” hit the beaches in Australia last weekend. Following the 8.8 magnitude tragic earthquake in Chile on Saturday, surfers were warned about a possible tsunami affecting the Eastern seaboard. The warning system from the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (JATWC) worked well but people didn’t listen. Crisis early warnings only work if people understand why. Bushfires have proven that.