ability to respond to the surge in demand by a sudden onset event like an earthquake and tsunami warning. Ongoing training of officials, the media, and the public is essential, accompanied by documented procedures, checklists, and predetermined priorities for actions.
An earthquake will severely disrupt telecommunications and challenge even redundant systems to perform their dissemination responsibilities.
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"Appendix F: June 14, 2005: A Case Study in Tsunami Warning and Response."
Tsunami Warning and Preparedness: An Assessment of the U.S. Tsunami Program and the Nation's Preparedness Efforts.
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