WASHINGTON, D.C., July 7, 2011— Yesterday’s tsunami warning issued for New Zealand—as well as the March 11, 2011 tsunami that tore across northern Japan—serve as warnings for the United States. No longer an abstract danger, US officials are evaluating the tsunami threat and looking for answers. In its July issue, Anthony Kimery, Homeland Security Today’s senior reporter and online editor, provides a detailed report on measures being taken to protect the American coastline.
According to Kimery, “Aside from general readiness issues that catastrophic disaster preparedness authorities have long beat the drum about, the most vulnerable parts of the nation’s coastline communities, island states and territories still need better warning systems and evacuation and preparedness plans to be fully primed for the sort of cataclysmic tsunami that struck Japan.”
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