Summary: H.R.890 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/17/2005)

Tsunami Early Warning and Relief Act of 2005 - Directs the Secretary of Commerce to establish a Global Tsunami Disaster Reduction Program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to protect vulnerable areas around the world, including Atlantic Ocean, Carribean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and European areas.

Directs the Secretary of State to work with foreign countries that would benefit from tsunami warnings and through international organizations to: (1) share costs, data, and evacuation plan technical advice; and (2) ensure that the Global Earth Observation System of Systems program has access to and shares relevant information worldwide.

Directs NOAA to: (1) expand the U.S. Tsunami Ready program; and (2) work with other countries to enhance Global Seismic Network (GSN) monitoring activities.

Authorizes the President, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to provide assistance for: (1) individual victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami; and (2) infrastructure reconstruction of countries affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami, including Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Maldives, Seychelles, Bangladesh, Burma, Malaysia, Somalia, Kenya, and Tanzania.