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2018 World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD)

The World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) is observed every year on November 5 to raise awareness about precautionary measures against tsunami and share innovative approaches to risk reduction. Along with risk of large loss of life, the day also highlight the economic losses tsunamis can inflict along vulnerable, densely populated coastlines, shown in red on ..

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Odisha and Tamil Nadu governments Disaster Management Authorities are working with Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System

In June 2018, Odisha government entered into a collaboration with the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES), an intergovernmental body under United Nations. RIMES has 48 member nations among Asia Pacific and Africa Region and is aimed at automating risk management, advisory generation and dissemination. This body had evolved in the aftermath of 2004 ..

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Odisha to colloborate with Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) for disaster management

The Odisha government will collaborate with the Thailand-based Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) for strengthening its early warning services and enhancing preparedness for management of hazards in the State. The Odisha State Disaster Mitigation Authority (OSDMA) and RIMES would forge a partnership in the field of drought monitoring and early warning for different ..

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The 2017 World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) observed on 5 November

The World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) is observed every year on November 5 to spread awareness among people across the world in matters related to the dangers of tsunami and shall stress on the importance of early warning systems in order to mitigate damage from the often devastating natural hazard. It also aims at reviving ..

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Cherry Plants to be planted in Japan to warn future generations about Tsunami

Cherry trees planted in tsunami-ravaged city of Rikuzentakata, Japan Residents of the tsunami-ravaged coastal city of Rikuzentakata in Iwate Prefecture have launched a project to plant cherry trees marking the points where waves reached on March 11, 2011 to warn future generations about a repeat of the catastrophe. The residents eventually aim to plant about ..

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