Caribbean Ready for Tsunami Check

15.03.2016

On the 17th of March Caribbean governments with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO will test the early warning system for tsunamis. Up to 70 thousand people will be used in the exercise called "Caribe Wave – 16".

Caribbean Ready for Tsunami Check

The main purpose of the exercise is to test the effectiveness of everybody, who is responsible for warning about the natural disasters. The test will be attended by forecasters, the Coast Guard, rescue services. According to the exercise scenario, at the same time two powerful earthquakes will start there: the one on the coast of Venezuela and the one in the Dominican Republic. As a result, it becomes clear how quickly Caribbean countries are able to respond to such a threat.