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Missing Tsunami Buoys Among Flaws With Millions at Risk

The tsunami that swept away his wife and two of his children came without warning for museum employee Akram bin M. Thaib. A decade later, he says he’d be better prepared if it happens again.

“I will look at the ants,” Akram, 54, said at his home in Banda Aceh, capital of Indonesia’s northern Aceh province. “If ants in the ground start climbing to the roof, it means in three days a flood will come.”