80% of Thai warning system crumbling 12 years after surprise tsunami

Jul 31, 2017

80% of Thai warning system crumbling 12 years after surprise tsunami

Up to 80 percent of Thailand's tsunami warning system needs maintenance work, the deputy director-general of its disaster prevention department said on Monday, more than a decade after the region was hit by a tsunami that killed 226,000 people. A 9.15 magnitude earthquake struck off ...

May 25, 2017

Early warning systems still missing in 100 countries, U.N. says

Governments of 100 countries still lacking disaster early warning systems have a duty to invest in the projects, which could save lives and property, and reap longer-term economic benefits, the U.N.'s meteorological agency said. With vulnerable countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands ...