RNZ, 15th October 2018

Tuvalu has received a new wave forecasting system to help predict tides and sea surges across its nine atolls. The high resolution modelling system and equipment were handed over to the Tuvalu government by the Pacific Community at a ceremony in Tuvalu this week.

The agency's Mia Ramon told Jenny Meyer the project was developed after Cyclone Pam forced 300 peole to evacuate when waves crashed across the low lying atolls.

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