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"In future, Civil Defence will place tsunami warnings inside bottles and drop them at sea, then when one floats into your living room the chances of it being a false alarm are practically nil..." 6 May, 2006.

Reference Number: DCDL-0001441

The chief of civil defence, dressed in a military uniform sits at a desk festooned with telephones and papers and points with a riding whip at a map on the wall. He says that next time there is a tsunami emergency messages will be put into bottles and cast out to sea so that when one floats into your living room you will be in no doubt about the reality of the tsunami. Refers to a tsunami alert for the Gisborne area about which there has been a lot of criticism of central Civil Defence in Wellington because of the inadequacy of the warnings.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary) and Digital images, related to New Zealand. National Service Department. Civil Defence Headquarters, Gisborne, Assistance in emergencies, Civil defence, Tsunamis and Ocean bottles.

Part of:
Scott, Thomas, 1947- :[Digital cartoons published from 27 July 2005 onwards in the Dominion Post. Includes a selection of digital cartoons from 2003-], Reference Number DC-Group-0025 (778 digitised items)

Extent: 1 digital cartoon(s)Jpeg image - Resolution 150 dpi; RGB (24 bit); Pixel dimensions 2522 x 1790. Single art work

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