This has reference to an earlier thread 'Tsunamis -some suggestions' Started by kkvarma on 14th March 2005 . One of the suggestions was the need to conduct mock drills. The first mock drill has now been conducted on 12-10-11. This is a heartening development. From reports, it is understood that some efforts have also been made to involve coastal people and the preparedness of tsunami early warning systems and the coordinated communications backup was tested. It is felt that more emphasis need to be given to enhance the preparedness of the coastal inhabitants. For this purpose localised mock drills have to be conducted on an annual basis, in addition to the occasional national level efforts as was done on 12-10-11.
k k varma