U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 96
Tsunamis are a constant threat to the coasts of our world. Although tsunamis are infrequent along the West coast of the United States, it is possible and necessary to prepare for potential tsunami hazards to minimize loss of life and property. Community awareness programs are important, as they strive to create an informed society by providing education and training.
This video about tsunami preparedness in Oregon distinguishes between a local tsunami and a distant event and focus 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.
This video was produced by the US Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI).
Get Flash Player (free download) to view this movie.
This report is presented in Flash; the latest version of Flash Player or similar software is required to view it. Get Flash Player (free download) to view this movie.
Loeffler, Kurt, and Gesell, Justine, editors/cinematographers, 2010, Tsunami preparedness in Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 96 (video).