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Ensuring saftey in Hawaii by checking tsunami sirens

Tsunamis (Japanese term meaning wave in the harbor) are a threat in the Pacific Basin, which includes Hawaii. Early notification of tsunami threat can save lives and resources.
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Nature and Context

Encouraging citizens of Hawaii to be alert and proactive in their tsunami detection practices can save thousands. Ensuring that alarms are active and functional, and having a crisis plan prepared ahead of time gives a small form of control to the people when they may be feeling powerless.

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The Adopt-a-Siren app allows citizens to adopt a tsunami siren in their neighborhood. They will be able to take responsibility for the siren by checking its functionality and reporting on its status. The application also allows citizens to name their siren and receive an email notification alerting them when the siren will be tested.

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