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According to the International Tsunami Information Center a ‘Tsunami Drill’ will take place on November 9-10th—at exactly the same time as the 1300ft diameter, 50 million ton asteroid YU55 passes between the Earth and the Moon. Coincidence?
Exercise Pacific Wave ’11
9-10 November 2011: In August 2010, the PTWS Steering Committee (SC) met to discuss the progress of the PTWS during the intersessional period, including the next PTWSexercise. Considering the general objectives of PACWAVE08, the SC approved the PACWAVE Summary Report and requested Working Groups 2 and 3 (Tsunami Detection, Warning and Dissemination; Tsunami Awareness and Response) to cooperate in the preparation of an end-to-end communication exercise PACWAVE11 in November 2011. The actual evacuation of local communities (or parts of it) will be left to the decision of local or national authorities. A PTWS Exercises Task Team was formed, chaired by ITIC and New Zealand, to organize the exercise and elaborate on detailed scenarios.
PacWave11 will be held on 9-10 November 2011 as a multi-scenario exercise that will allow all PTWS countries to exercise using a destructive local or regional tsunami scenario. PacWave 11 will also be used to introduce new tsunami advisory products of the PTWC that were proposed by the PTWS Enhanced Tsunami Warning Products Task Team and approved by ICG/PTWS-XXIV. IOC Circular Letter 2390 was issued on 13 May 2011 announcing the exercise and requesting PTWS Countries to nominate a PacWave11 focal point. IOC Manual and Guides 58 on How to Plan, Conduct, and Evaluate Tsunami Exercises was issued in July 2011.
The PacWave11 Exercise Manual (IOC TS 97) was published in August 2011. UNESCO will issue a press release on 1 November 2011.A PTWS Exercises Task Team was formed, chaired by ITIC and New Zealand, to organize the exercise and elaborate on detailed scenarios.
Previously, on Wednesday October 12, 2011, twenty countries participated in an advanced tsunami drill in wake of recent earth changes.
It is well known that earthquake activity has increased rapidly over the past few months, and an increasing number of countries are using the latest technology to predict and track tsunamis.
It is interesting to note that the devastating tsunami that struck Japan in March this year was within a few days of a major Comet Elenin alignment, according to NASA’s JPL data.
“The new system will shift responsibility from United States and Japan to the countries most at risk in the region.
“Wednesday’s drill marked a significant development for the ability of countries in the Indian Ocean region to detect and respond to earthquakes and tsunamis. Stuart Weinstein, the deputy director of the United States’ Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii says the warning centers participating in the drill in Indonesia, India and Australia did not exist before the 2004 Tsunami that killed more than 200,000 people in 12 countries.”
On the same day as the Pacwave’11 drill and the extremely close asteroid flyby, FEMA & the FCC will also be conducting its own ‘Emergency Alert System’ drill—taking over all media communications in the US:
The National EAS Test will be conducted jointly by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through its Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS), the three federal agencies that have EAS management responsibilities.
“Remember—it’s just a test..”—says the nice man
FEMA is the arm of the DHS primarily responsible for developing national alert and warning functions. The FCC is an independent agency that grants licenses to or otherwise oversees EAS Participants. FCC rules regulate the transmission of EAS alerts. The NWS is a key player in the dissemination of local warnings via the EAS. The great majority of EAS alerts are NWS weather-related alerts.
Jim Bryan, the emergency management coordinator with the city of Abilene, says, “Anytime we feel like it’s a threat to the population, where we need the means to notify folks, we’ll use it,”
“It is effective because anyone watching T.V., especially on the weekends, they can go ahead and look and see that something is going on.“In addition to EAS, the city puts out emergency notices through media outlets using the crawl system or through Code Red.”
“Vietnam has held its first-ever tsunami evacuation drills in the central coastal city of Danang. The drills were carried out Tuesday for a scenario that saw the country hit by a huge tsunami like the one that devastated Japan earlier this year.
“A UN report issued after Japan’s March 11th disaster says that an 8-point-6 magnitude earthquake in waters off the Philippines could trigger a 3- to 10-meter tall tsunami along the coastal regions of Vietnam.”
“The mock tsunami drill has been conducted to check the preparedness of officials of various departments along with the communication systems and to simulate the evacuation and rescue mission that will take place in case of an actual tsunami,” according to Commandant of the India Reserve Battalion, Puducherry, A. Anto Alphonse.
“In this case, the Tsunami Warning centre issued a warning of an earthquake off the coast of Indonesia, which caused a tsunami. This warning was received by the Senior Superintendent of Police (Law and Order) V. J. Chandiran along with the emergency centres in the town, according to Sub Collector A. Muthamma.”
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