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Tsunami Clearinghouse - Coastal Residents Introduction

Don't be caught off guard.

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1. Identify earthquake hazards in your home.

The first step to earthquake and tsunami safety is recognize hazards. Look around your home and work place and identify objects that might fall or shift during shaking.

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tsunami evacuation sign

2. Know your local tsunami hazard zones and routes.

Make sure everyone knows the routes out of your local tsunami hazard zone.

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3. Make a disaster plan.

Make sure everyone in your household knows what to do when an earthquake strikes or a tsunami warning is issued.

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4. Prepare disaster kits.

Everyone should have personal disaster supplies kits. Keep them where you spend most of your time.

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duck, cover, and hold during an earthquake

5. Protect yourself during an earthquake.

Drop, cover, and hold on.

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6. Evacuate if necessary.

Check for injuries and damage. Evacuate if you are in a Tsunami Hazard Zone.

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7. Follow your plan.

Don't head toward the coast if you have heard that a tsunami warning has been issued. You will put yourself in danger and make it more difficult for the people who need to evacuate.

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Earthquakes and the tsunamis that can result from them are inevitable in the Pacific Northwest -- but the damage is not. How seriously the next strong earthquake or tsunami affects you and how quickly you and your family recover.

Interactive Tsunami Evacuation Zone Map Viewer

Interactive Tsunami Evacuation Zone Map Viewer Read Interactive Tsunami Evacuation Zone Map Viewer

Search by address or coastal area.

Tsunami Evacuation Zone Brochures

Tsunami Evacuation Zone BrochuresRead Tsunami Evacuation Zone Brochures

For coastal communities.

Emergency Kit

Emergency Kit Read our Emergency Kit

Having an emergency kit and anemergency plan are important firststeps in being preparedfor any disaster