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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) has issued a Tsunami Threat for the following coasts, stating:
TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 0.3 TO 1 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL ARE POSSIBLE FOR SOME COASTS OF FIJI... NEW CALEDONIA... AND VANUATU.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) and Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) are joining efforts to enhance humanitarian assistance for natural disasters worldwide. While by no means a new partnership, PDC and OCHA are breaking new ground to codevelop analytical products supporting OCHA’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP). Discussions are also underway to produce similar products for its Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC).
Disaster Alert is a web browser-accessible touch-friendly disaster monitoring and early warning interactive map created by the Pacific Disaster Center. It is powered by DisasterAWARE, the All-Hazard Warnings, Analysis, and Risk Evaluation System. DisasterAWARE is an integrated platform providing situational awareness, decision support, and information exchange capabilities to disaster management decision makers. It continually monitors information feeds from reliable meteorological and geolocial agencies around the world ensuring accurate, real-time reporting of hazard events.
Given the devastating impacts that can occur from natural hazards, it is critical that families and individuals around the world take steps to reduce their risk with regard to disaster impacts. What matters most—what can truly save lives—is personally taking action. While April is Tsunami Awareness Month in Hawaii, being as prepared as you can, for any disaster at any time, is the most reasonable plan across Hawaii and around the world.