Kolonia, Pohnpei: April 15, 2024 – Mr. Johnny Musrasrik from the National Weather Services, Pohnpei branch, paid a visit to Governor Stevenson A. Joseph to discuss a pioneering Tsunami awareness initiative. Mr. Musrasrik presented a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining the initiative, which aims to raise awareness about Tsunami risks and promote safety measures within the community.

During the meeting, Mr. Musrasrik informed Governor Joseph of the comprehensive Tsunami awareness initiative, which includes the installation of signage across strategic locations in Pohnpei. These signs will serve as vital tools in educating the public about Tsunami risks and ensuring swift responses in the event of an emergency.

Recognizing the significance of this initiative, Governor Joseph welcomed Mr. Musrasrik and received the MOU for review by the State Attorney General and relevant departments. Governor Joseph emphasized the importance of Tsunami and weather awareness expressing his commitment to supporting efforts to safeguard the lives and property of Pohnpei residents.

Moreover, Governor Joseph sought Mr. Musrasrik’s assistance in obtaining infrastructure specifications for Tsunami and weather-related incidents. By leveraging the requested information, the State Government aims to enhance its preparedness and response capabilities in the face of natural disasters.

An official launch of the Tsunami awareness initiative is planned for later this month, marking a significant milestone in the state’s commitment to disaster preparedness and community safety.


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