Rapid, national, local and community response is key to saving lives during a tsunami

“Major gaps and weaknesses urgently need to be dealt with at the national, local and community levels to ensure that early warning systems -especially in the event of a fast-moving tsunami- save the lives and livelihoods of coastal inhabitants” said Joe Chung, of the U.N. International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, at the end of a three-day conference on early warning systems in the Indian Ocean.
The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in 2015 The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in 2015.
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