Tsunami Preparedness Week - March 25 - 29
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.
Any coast is vulnerable to tsunamis. We can get better prepared before the next tsunami by practicing how to protect ourselves when one occurs.
Remember: 1) Protect yourself during local earthquakes, 2) Go to high ground or inland, 3) Stay there!
The purpose of TsunamiZone.org is to help people and organizations know where their tsunami zone is located, how to know when a tsunami is on its way, and how to respond. Throughout each year, you are invited to participate in tsunami educational activities and drills, and register their participation on this website. There are many ways for individuals, businesses, schools, faith-based organizations, community groups, scouts, and others to “know your zone” and get prepared for tsunamis. Share what you’re doing with others so they can do the same. Download the flyer linked below to see what you or your organization can do.
Watch the video about tsunami preparedness along the coast of Northern California distinguishes between a local tsunami and a distant event and focuses on the specific needs of this region. It offers guidelines for correct tsunami response and community preparedness from local emergency managers, first-responders, and leading experts on tsunami hazards and warnings who have been working on ways of making the tsunami affected regions safer for the people and communities on a long-term basis.
During wildfires, Southern Marin residents should be prepared to monitor multiple sources for fire and life safety information. Emergency managers will use several methods to distribute fire information: Alert Marin, Nixle, Social Media, local TV and radio, and social media (Facebook, Twitter, and NextDoor) are the primary outlets. Don't neglect to use your own senses - look, listen, and smell for signs of fire and changing conditions!