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美國海嘯高危險地區尚未建立良好應變能力

2006年06月28日
ENS美國,華盛頓特區報導;蘇家億編譯;莫聞審校

2004年南亞海嘯造成將近23萬人受難。美國國會調查部門的新報告指出,聯邦政府應對國內海嘯高危險區域的資訊有更深一層了解。這些高危險地區位居太平洋沿岸的數州,如阿拉斯加、加州、夏威夷、奧勒崗及華盛頓州等,其他尚有波多黎各及加勒比海的美屬維京群島;而大西洋和墨西哥灣地區受海嘯衝擊的可能性則較低。

High-Risk U.S. Coastal Areas Not Prepared for Tsunami
WASHINGTON, DC, June 23, 2006 (ENS)
 The federal government needs better information about the likely impacts of a tsunami in the highest risk areas of the country, according to a new report by the investigative arm of Congress. The high risk areas are the Pacific coast states of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington, as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. The Atlantic and Gulf coasts are at lower risk for this hazard.