Tsunami Preparedness in Washington (video)

General Information Product 97
In cooperation with Washington Emergency Management Division (EMD)
Edited by: Kurt Loeffler and Justine Gesell



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 Washington 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 Washington Emergency Management Division (EMD) and with funding by the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program.
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Tsunami Preparedness in Washington (video)
Series title General Information Product
Series number 97
DOI 10.3133/gip97
Edition -
Year Published 2010
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) Earthquake Science Center
Description Video; Sound Only file with alternative text added for the visually impaired
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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