Tsunami Preparedness Week! - Do you know your zone?

March 27, 2018

The week of March 26th through the 30th is Tsunami Preparedness week! 

It's important to take this opportunity to "know your zone" - know whether you live, work, go to school, etc. in the tsunami zone when and if one hits us here in Humboldt. The Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group has a great set of maps available to know exactly where the inundation zones are.

There's also a great web application available that you can save on your phone to reference the maps on the go. 

Also, don't forget to pay attention to the tsunami hazard zone signs when you are out and about in Humboldt. Those signs let you know when you enter and leave the zone, and will often have evacuation routes posted as well. 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us at eoc@humboldt.edu

As part of Tsunami Prep week, NOAA and the Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services will be testing some emergency communication methods, including the emergency alert system and tsunami sirens. See the attached flyer for information on what to expect during those tests. 

We'll be back with more information on tsunami preparedness later in the week. 

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