Tsunami Preparedness Week

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California's Tsunami Preparedness Week is March 25 - 29.  Cal OES, the California Geological Survey, and the National Weather Service coordinate through the California Tsunami Program to assist local coastal partners with planning activities. During Tsunami Preparedness Week, the California Tsunami Program will support local partners by presenting information to community members, participating in evacuation exercises, community drills (tsunami walks), and staffing information booths at preparedness fairs.


Catastrophic tsunamis are rare. We may have a tendency to get complacent and think that one will never happen while we’re at the beach. However, every coastline in the world is vulnerable to a tsunami. Although a tsunami cannot be prevented, you can diminish adverse impacts through community preparedness, timely warnings and effective response.​​​
 

​Governor Newsom Urges Californians to Take Steps in

Becoming Better Prepared For Tsunami Disasters

Tsunami Preparedness Week Proclamation

​Earthquake & Tsunami Preparedne​​ss

Tsunami Warning Instructions

 




Earthquake Tsunami Preparedness Flyer is available in other languages:


​Know Your Risk and How to P​repare

Use the following resources to understand the risk to tsunami where you live and learn how you can take steps now to be prepared.

 

​​Tsunami Prep Week Events

Tsunami Preparedness Week Event at Loyola

March 26, 2019, 11:30 - 1:30 am, Exhibition at Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles )
Students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to talk about tsunami preparedness and receive information on tsunamis on campus. The first 50 persons to have a conversation about tsunami preparedness will receive a LMU branded S'well bottle.

 

Tolowa Dee-ni\' Nation Discussion on Community Resiliency

March 26, 2019, Presentation at Howonquet Hall Community Center
A community resiliency meeting on geologic hazards (earthquakes and tsunamis) on the North Coast.

 

 Del Norte County Notification Systems Test

March 27, 2019, 10 - 10:5 am, Drill/Exercise at Countywide (Del Norte )
Humboldt State University will test their campus emergency notification system.

 

Humboldt State University Emergency Communications Test

March 27, 2019, 10 - 10:5 am, Drill/Exercise at Humboldt State University (Humboldt )
Test of alerting system in case of tsunami.

 

Shelter Cove Tsunami Sirens Test

March 27, 2019, 10 - 10:5 am, Drill/Exercise at Shelter Cove (Humboldt )
The Shelter Cove community will test their sirens to ensure the are working effectively.

Santa Barbara Aware & Prepare Test

March 27, 2019, 10 - 10:5 am, Drill/Exercise at Shelter Cove (Humboldt )
Santa Barbara County will test its emergency notification system (Everbridge).
 

San Diego County Emergency Communnications Test

March 27, 2019, 12 - 12:1 pm, Drill/Exercise at San Diego County (San Diego )
San Diego County will test their emergency communications notification system.

 

Ventura and San Diego Tsunami Codes Test - NWS

March 27, 2019, 12 - 12:1 pm, Drill/Exercise at Ventura County (Ventura )
San Diego County will test their emergency communications notification system.

Newport Beach Community Meeting

March 28, 2019, 6 - 7:30 pm in Newport Beach, CA (San Diego )
The CA Tsunami Program will present tsunami preparedness and tsunami hazard information to the local community.

 

Humboldt Grange Tsunami Tspaghetti Feed

March 30, 2019, 6 - 8:30 pm in Eureka, CA (Humboldt )
Jay Patton will present information on Lessons learned from Indonesian Tsunamis and Linda Nellist will discuss local preparedness and the local CERT program.


Open House at the National Tsunami Warning Center

March 30, 2019, 1 - 4 pm, Exhibition at NTWC HQ (Matanuksa-Susitna Borough )
As part of Tsunami Preparedness Week in Alaska, the National Tsunami Warning Center is hosting an Open House from 1-4PM on March 30th, 2019

 

Alert Marin Test

March 30, 2019, 10 - 10:5 am, Drill/Exercise at Marin County (Marin )
Marin County will conduct a test of its emergency notification system.


Bolinas Tsunami Walk

March 30, 2019, 10 - 10:5 am, Drill/Exercise at Marin County (Marin )
Marin County will conduct a tsunami walk with local residents from the beach area (tsunami inundation zone) to high ground at the local fire station


Wilmington Community Meeting

April 6, 2019, 10 am , Drill/Exercise at Wilmington (Los Angeles )
The CA Tsunami Program will conduct a tsunami preparedness presentation for the local community

 

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