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Thursday, March 24

Tsunami drill shows gaps in Caribbean preparedness "A U.N.-organized tsunami drill Wednesday tested the preparedness of Caribbean governments for a disaster that has struck the region several times in the last 150 years.

Thirty-three governments participated in the exercise, and several reported gaps in their emergency response plans.

Dominican Republic officials noted the lack of evacuation plans.

Officials in the U.S. Virgin Islands were surprised that radio stations were able to broadcast an alert in Spanish but not in English and that the emergency broadcast signal was weak.

'That's one of the things we're looking into,' said Noel Smith, director of the islands' emergency management agency.
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