Atlantic/Gulf tsunami warning tested


Residents and visitors along the Atlantic coasts of the United States and Canada, the Gulf of Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands should not be alarmed when they hear tsunami test messages broadcast over their televisions and radios at 9 a.m. (EST) Thursday, April 2. That day, officials will test the region’s communication and response plans to help communities prepare for a tsunami.

For information, visit the NOAA Tsunami Program Web site or the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program.