Many people believe that animals can sense natural disasters. A Japanese city is considering using animals as part of their Tsunami warning system.
The warning system will include monitoring water levels and observing unusual animal behavior that may show signs of an impending natural disaster.
The coastal Japanese city of Susaki is considering studying whether rapidly lowering water levels and squawking chickens are possible indicators of earthquakes and tsunamis.
The deputy mayor says that the animals will not be relied on to fully predict imminent weather but they will be used to thoroughly analyze data.
Through the years abnormal behavior has been observed in fish and cats as they fled houses before an impending natural disaster.
The news came about as the Tokyo government is considering using smart phones and navigation systems to guide drivers to safety in mass evacuations. A 9.0 tremor caused traffic jams and blocked emergency vehicles in March 2011.