Typhoon Haiyan: Lives Lost Because Early Warning System Not in Place

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More lives could be saved if governments were to adopt an early warning wireless technology, RegPoint, the company behind the technology, has told the International Roundtable for Disaster Resilience in Brussels.

The company claimed that “millions of lives” were being put at risk by governments failing to act quickly enough to implement this technology.

“World leaders are failing to adopt advanced early warning systems that could save millions of lives in disaster-prone regions,” it said.

Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, flattening entire villages and sweeping ships inland. The Phillippines National Disaster Agency said that more 5,000 people have Viagra 100mg died with many more still missing.

RegPoint claimed that the implementation of its system ahead of time could have “eased the death toll” from the typhoon.

Typhoon Haiyan brings back painful memories of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami which affected 14 countries in the region and killed over 230,000 people.

The sytem could also be used to warn tourists travelling in the area at the time of a natual disaster, pointing out that 7,000 tourists, mostly from Europe, lost theie lives during the 2004 tsunami.

Read the full article on the International Business Times.