Disasters and Disaster Management – Sendai Framework, Floods, Cyclones, etc.

Tsunami early Warning system successfully tested in Mumbai

Siren system installed at the Meteorology Office of Western Naval Command by Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)

  1. Newly-installed Tsunami Early Warning System Siren was successfully tested near INS Angre in south Mumbai.
  2. It tested nearly 11 years after the Boxing Day tsunami which had hit the east coast of India and had killed more than 10,000 people.
  3. It has a digital electronic board fitted in the system which gives out data about the approaching tsunami.
  4. The system has a radical range of 3 kms in all directions and gives continuous hoot for 60 seconds during emergency.
  5. INCOIS is an autonomous organization of the Government of India, under the Ministry of Earth Sciences.

INCOIS is mandated to provide the best possible ocean information and advisory services through sustained ocean observations and constant improvements through systematic and focussed research.

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