Warning system within year…

A tsunami early warning system for the Indian Ocean area could be set up within a year, according to yesterday’s FT. One of the most shocking things about the Boxing Day disaster, is that even where communications were good, no one knew what was on its way until it was too late. However n the short term, one of the biggest problems will be the lack of infrastructure on the ground to cope even with the aid currently being offered.

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