Caribbean to improve tsunami warning system: WMO

14:23, April 30, 2011      

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The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has agreed to help improve the tsunami warning system in the Caribbean area, aiming to safeguard regional countries when big earthquakes strike, the WMO said Friday.

"This measure is not an imposition of the WMO, but part of the coordination of each government," said Edgar Cabrera, chief of the WMO's Division for Sea Affairs.

He made the remark at the 6th meeting of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami and other Coastal Hazards warning System for the Caribbean sea and Adjacent Regions which began on Tuesday and ended Friday.

Cabrera said the WMO needed the cooperation of local meteorological institutions, which could provide tsunami-related information around the clock.

The United States, Barbados, Haiti, Puerto Rico were among the countries present at the meeting.

Source: Xinhua
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