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Washington Senator pushes for better natural hazard monitoring

WASHINGTON, D.C - With the threat of earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides and avalanches Washington Senator Maria Cantwell wants the federal government to improve the natural hazard monitoring and preparedness systems in the U.S. 

Tuesday Senator Cantwell addressed the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources.

“Natural hazards are unpreventable. But the more we know about the science and the causes of hazards, the better we can prepare for these events and build more resilient and safer communities,” said Senator Cantwell.

On December 13, 2016, Senator Cantwell’s Tsunami Warning Education and Research Act, was enacted into law.  The legislation reauthorized the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tsunami program, made increased investments in science, required reports on emergency response, and made improvements in communications technology. 


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