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Community Education and Evacuation Planning Saved Lives in Sept. 29 Samoan Tsunami
November 5, 2009
Community-based education and awareness programs minimized the death toll from the recent Samoan tsunami, according to a team of researchers that traveled to Samoa last month. Funded by a National Science Foundation grant, the team collected data to document the impacts of the earthquake and ensuing tsunami that occurred on Sept. 29.
Georgia Institute of Technology Research News
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