Tobago Uses Solar Power for Natural Disaster Warnings


Dana Niland (Caribbean Journal) writes about Tobago’s new hurricane and other emergency preparedness—a new solar powered Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems, of which the island has ordered four.

These devices will be used to alert the public of disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and hurricanes. [. . .] The systems were placed at Tobago’s highest-risk locations such as Fort King George, Store Bay Heritage Park, Feeder Road in Canaan, and Gospel Hall Church Compound in Bon Accord.

The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) began talks with the US Embassy regarding the systems in 2013. The US donated the Early Warning Sirens at a cost of $28,000. [. . .]

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