Tsunami Preparedness in California (videos)

General Information Product 91
In cooperation with California Emergency Management Agency and Pacific Gas and Electric Company
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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. These videos about tsunami preparedness in California distinguish between a local tsunami and a distant event and focus on the specific needs of each region. They offer 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. These videos were produced by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E).
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Tsunami Preparedness in California (videos)
Series title General Information Product
Series number 91
DOI 10.3133/gip91
Year Published 2010
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) Earthquake Science Center
Description Three videos, three sound files: Northern California (GIP 91-A); Central Area and the San Francisco Bay Area (GIP 91-B); Southern California (GIP 91-C)
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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