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  • Proposal to Disseminate the Knowledge of Tsunamis in the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica, Central America  [DPM 2014]
  • DOI: 10.4236/wjet.2014.23B013   PP.85 - 90
  • Author(s)
  • Mario Fernández Arce, Daniel Solís, Juan Luis Porras, Gino González
  • This work is a proposal to spread the knowledge of tsunamis in the schools of the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Ignorance of basic information about tsunamis and the existing threat, could result in deaths in areas where tsunami occur. For this reason, we have implemented this project which is intended to inform the population of coastal schools of the natural threat and how to deal with it. It is expected to prepare the population to adequately face an emergency by tsunami and reduce its impact. The work will be done through information sessions, training workshops and the production of a video that will be used for a permanent training in schools. The selected schools are in the communities of Barra del Colorado, Barra the Tortuguero, Barra de Parismina, Puerto Limón, Cahuita, Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo.

  • Tsunamis, Threat, Vulnerability, Disaster, Risk
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