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Tsunami readiness training for first responders

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by Lannie Walker

Guam - The International Tsunami Information Center from Hawaii joined forces today with the National Weather Service to conduct a course for first responders on Guam.  Director Laura Kong says representatives from Homeland Security, Civil Defense, the Coast Guard, the Airport, Public Health and the Fire and Police departments were present.

"We are providing information on the science aspects info the Guam tsunami hazards information on how tsunami warnings work, how warning centers are involved in the warning process, how Civil Defense is involved and a lot about mitigations aspects for tsunamis," Kong explained.

She also says Guam does have a way to receive a tsunami warning and respond to one at the community level and that the island is tsunami-ready.

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