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BANGKOK, 7 August 2014 – Early warning has been credited with saving the lives of several residents during this week’s earthquake in Yunnan Province. The China Daily newspaper reported how high school student Geng Fangdong was doing his homework when his mobile phone started bleeping. “It began to count down from five to one then it sounded sirens repe…
GENEVA, 2 April 2014 – The Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström, today praised the prompt action of the Chilean government in issuing a timely tsunami warning in response to last night’s earthquake and the orderly evacuation of thousands of people out of harm’s way. Ms Wahlström said: “The effective disaster response an…