Gov't mulls tsunami alert system for local communities

Jorge Cariño, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 12 2018 01:37 PM

MANILA- The Philippine government is mulling on setting up a tsunami alert system in communities following the recent quake-tsunami in Indonesia.

Defense Chief Delfin Lorenzana said Friday the recent calamity in Palu, Indonesia, is a lesson for the Philippines.

"Siguro mga warning signal lang at siguro siren pero sana siguro malaman ng mga tao na signal for tsunami,” he told reporters in Quezon City on the sidelines of the 2018 International Day for Disaster Reduction.

(Maybe just a warning signal and sirens so that people will know when there's a tsunami.)

While there is an existing broadcast system for calamities at the national level, Lorenzana admitted that localities have none.

The defense chief is looking at the employment of radio broadcast in issuing alarm for tsunami-prone areas.