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Early Warning System
NATIONAL DISASTER WARNING CENTRE & TSUNAMI EARLY WARNING SYSTEM
NOW IN OPERATION
Upon receipt of information regarding a potential natural disaster,
public warnings for high risk areas will be issued by Thailand’s National
Disaster Warning Centre and broadcasted on Thailand’s new Early
Warning System within 30 minutes.
With the official inauguration of Thailand’s National Disaster
Warning Centre on May 31, 2005, Thailand became the first country hit
by the December 26 (2004)(Thailand) tsunami to launch a natural disaster
early warning system.
The Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra presided at the inauguration
and declared the centre, located on Ratanathibet Road in Bangkok, open
and ready for public service.
The centre is staffed 24 hours a day / 7 days a week by a multi-disciplinary
team of experts drawn from various fields including natural sciences
and crisis management. The team is responsible for monitoring incoming
data, evaluating the intensity and severity of the natural occurrence,
and risk assessment.
With Thailand’s National Disaster Warning Centre and Tsunami
Early Warning System now in place, warning of an impending (Thailand)
tsunami or other natural disaster can be issued in high risk areas
in half an hour.
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CONTACT INFORMATION: FOR INQUIRIES OR REPORTS
National Disaster Warning Centre Call Centre:
Hotline: #1860 or Tel: +66 (0) 2589 2497, (0) 2589 2591