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WECA41 PHEB 191400
TSUCAX

TEST...INITIAL DUMMY EXERCISE MESSAGE...TEST
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
1400 UTC THU MAR 19 2020

TEST...CARIBE WAVE 20 TSUNAMI EXERCISE MESSAGE. THIS IS ONLY
AN EXERCISE...TEST

THIS MESSAGE IS BEING ISSUED AS PART OF THE CARIBE WAVE 20
TSUNAMI EXERCISE TO TEST COMMUNICATIONS WITH UNESCO IOC CARIBE
EWS NTWCS AND TWFPS. THIS WILL BE THE ONLY MESSAGE BROADCAST
FROM THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER FOR THIS EXERCISE.

FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS IN THIS EXERCISE... PLEASE NOTE THE TIME
OF RECEIPT OF THIS MESSAGE ON ALL SYSTEMS IT IS RECEIVED BY.
THAT INFORMATION WILL BE NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE CARIBE WAVE 20
QUESTIONAIRRE.

IN LIGHT OF THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS SITUATION... OTHER
MESSAGES THAT WOULD NORMALLY HAVE BEEN SENT AS A PART OF THE
EXERCISE SCENARIOS WILL NOT BE SENT. HOWEVER... THE HANDBOOK
WITH THOSE MESSAGES IS AVAILABLE AT THE WEBSITE CARIBEWAVE.INFO
AND MEMBER STATES CAN USE THEM TO EXERCISE IN A WAY AND AT A
TIME OF THEIR CHOOSING.

THE PURPOSE OF THE EXERCISE IS TO INCREASE TSUNAMI AWARENESS
AND PREPAREDNESS AND TO EVALUATE THE CARIBE EWS TSUNAMI WARNING
SYSTEM.

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