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Written by Liz Proctor, The Northern Advocate   
Thursday, 21 January 2010

It's too late to wait until something hits you.

The Samoan tsunami has jolted the Tutukaka Coast Ratepayers and Residents Association into devising a tsunami warning system for the area - but lack of funds means it cannot afford its preferred alarm.

While the September tsunami left most Northland beaches untouched, the resulting surge of water into Tutukaka Harbour highlighted the threat to the area for locals.

In October, residents formed a civil defence subcommittee to consult with emergency services in developing adequate warning systems.

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