Warning Systems Often Don’t Help Tsunami Victims

Warning Systems Often Don’t Help Tsunami Victims

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A village near the coast of Sumatra lays in ruin after the Tsunami that struck South East Asia. The death toll from the devastating 2004 Indonesia tsunami might have been lower had there been enough coastal vegetation to dull the blow, scientists suggest in a new study. Photo source: US Navy / Photographer Mate 2nd Class Philip A. McDaniel

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Costly warning systems installed across Asia since the deadly 2004 tsunami did nothing to save villagers on these remote Indonesian islands who saw homes and loved ones swept away by a giant wave this week…

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