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.
Use the following resources to understand the risk to tsunami where you live and learn how you can take steps now to be prepared.
MyHazards - Discover what hazards may occur in your neighborhood and how you can reduce your risk.
National Tsunami Warning Center
Cal OES Earthquake and Tsunami Website
Cal OES Preparedness Branch
National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Brochure - How to Survive a Tsunami
California Inundation Maps - How will your county be impacted by a Tsunami?
CGS Tsunami Website
CGS Tsunami Education and Information
NOAA Tsunami Awareness Info
National Tsunami Warning Center
Video: Tsunami Educational Video
Video: Tsunamis: Be Prepared and Stay Safe!
Video: Staying Safe Where the Waves Break
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.
March 26, 2019, Presentation at Howonquet Hall Community CenterA community resiliency meeting on geologic hazards (earthquakes and tsunamis) on the North Coast.
March 27, 2019, 10 - 10:5 am, Drill/Exercise at Countywide (Del Norte )Humboldt State University will test their campus emergency notification system.
March 27, 2019, 10 - 10:5 am, Drill/Exercise at Humboldt State University (Humboldt )Test of alerting system in case of tsunami.
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.
March 27, 2019, 10 - 10:5 am, Drill/Exercise at Shelter Cove (Humboldt )Santa Barbara County will test its emergency notification system (Everbridge).
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.
March 27, 2019, 12 - 12:1 pm, Drill/Exercise at Ventura County (Ventura )San Diego County will test their emergency communications notification system.
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.
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.
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
March 30, 2019, 10 - 10:5 am, Drill/Exercise at Marin County (Marin )Marin County will conduct a test of its emergency notification system.
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
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