Warning from the sky

Jan. 29 (LBR) – A Sri Lankan research organisation is deploying a satellite dependent early warning system to warn people about natural disasters like tsunamis and cyclones. Jan. 29 (LBR) – A Sri Lankan research organisation is deploying a satellite dependent early warning system to warn people about natural disasters like tsunamis and cyclones. Once operational, warnings will be passed directly to satellite enabled radios in villages that are likely to be affected.

Although government is planning to get help from abroad to set up a tsunami warning system getting the message across to people living in risk areas will be difficult especially at night.

Currently people have to depend on TV, FM Radio or the local police station for the warning.

From loudspeakers in villages to sirens at tourist beaches; countries affected by the Indian Ocean Tsunami are trying various options to warn people of Tsunamis and Hurricanes.

Getting the message across fast is critical to save lives.

Since the Indian ocean, unlike the Pacific doesn’t have a Tsunami warning system deployed in the seas, the mines bureau depends on earthquake readings from Japan, Hawaii and from P