We also agreed that we could do all the recommending we wanted, but we didn't really know what the people of tsunami-effected communities would want. Mrs. Brinza was able to get her hands on some survivor stories from Japan's devastating 2011 tsunami. Along with better understanding how the detection of a tsunami works, we are seeing how multiple solutions, along with the first-hand account of stakeholders, can impact a community's decision.
1. Solutions to break the tsunami wave.
2. Solutions to detect the wave, using technology, data, and scientists.
3. Solutions to warn the people most likely to be impacted by the tsunami.
Should the warning be scary? Loud? Informative? Assertive? What happens with people who aren't able to hear? Would lights do the trick? What about people who are more remote? Who don't have access to technology that might send out a warning signal? What about kids? Elderly people? People with disabilities?
How do communities consider all types of people in preparing for and responding to a natural disaster like a tsunami?