TsunamiReady® Helps Communities at Risk
Being part of a Weather-Ready Nation is about building community resilience in the face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events.
Schools, playgrounds, hospitals, factories and homes
are often built in areas vulnerable to tsunamis. The TsunamiReady Program,
developed by the National
Weather Service, is designed to help cities, towns, counties, universities
and other large sites in coastal areas reduce the potential for
disastrous tsunami-related consequences.
Since June 20, 2001, TsunamiReady has helped community leaders
and emergency managers strengthen their local operations. TsunamiReady
communities are better prepared to save lives through better
planning, education and awareness. Communities have fewer fatalities
and property damage if they plan before a tsunami arrives. No community
is tsunami proof, but TsunamiReady can help minimize loss to
your community. Find out what's involved in becoming TsunamiReady.
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- Tsunamis: Know What to Do
Publications and Signs
- TsunamiReady FAQs
- TsunamiReady Signs, Logos (high resolution)
- Tsunami Awareness and Safety Factsheet, html, pdf
- Tsunami Zone Brochure
- Tsunami posters, stickers, teacher resources and more
- Tsunami, the Great Waves Brochure, available in English, French, Spanish and Chinese
- Earthquake Preparedness (U.S. Geological Survey)
- Surviving a Tsunami--Lessons from Chile, Hawaii, and Japan (U.S. Geological Survey), html or pdf
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