The threat of Tsunamis in the United States is generally along the Pacific Coast and in the Caribbean, but they can impact any coastal area. Since the massive Tsunamis that struck Southeast Asia, Samoa, Chili and Japan at the beginning of century, early warning systems have been enhanced and greater attention to preparedness efforts have been made. The National Weather Service has developed the Tsunami Ready Program to assist communities in preparing for major events.

Tsunami Resources

The National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program  is also a program of the National Weather Service that works with a wide array of State and Federal Agencies to mitigate the impact through a variety of means.  Public Education, Community Planning and Hazard Assessment are all components of the program.

Attached below are several Tsunami resources.

Oregon Tsunami Clearinghouse offers resources ranging from evacuation routes and emergency kit guide.

Tsunami Quests are a unique, experiential way to practice evacuation and learn about safety, created by the Oregon State University.

Tsunami Stem Curriculum created by Oregon State University.