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How To Participate and Prepare

Any coast is vulnerable to tsunamis. We can get better prepared before the next tsunami by practicing how to protect ourselves when one occurs. Remember, 1) Protect yourself during local earthquakes, 2) Go to high ground or inland, 3) Stay there!

The purpose of TsunamiZone.org is to help people and organizations know where their tsunami zone is located, how to know when a tsunami is on its way, and how to respond. Throughout each year, you are invited to participate in tsunami educational activities and drills, and register their participation on this website. There are many ways for individuals, businesses, schools, faith-based organizations, community groups, scouts, and others to "know your zone" and get prepared for tsunamis. Share what you're doing with others so they can do the same. Download the flyer linked below to see what you or your organization can do.

How To Participate

How To Participate
with TsunamiZone


WHy Participate?

Register today so that you or your organization will:

  • Be counted as a participant on the TsunamiZone website!
  • Be listed with other participants in your area (Optional)
  • Be an example that motivates others to participate & prepare
  • Be updated with TsunamiZone news and preparedness tips
  • Have peace of mind that you, your family, your co-workers and millions of others will be better prepared to survive and recover quickly when a tsunami occurs!

PLAN YOUR Tsunami Preparedness Activities

Here are possible tsunami preparedness activities that you can plan:

  1. Attend a publicly organized tsunami walk drill
  2. Organize your own tsunami walk drill
  3. Participate in a boat evacuation drill
  4. Attend a Public Lecture
  5. Put together a preparedness kit
  6. Make a family plan
  7. Establish an out of town contact
  8. Participate in a work-related tsunami exercise
  9. Attend a commemorative event
  10. Re-tweet Tsunami Preparedness Info
  11. Participate in a school evacuation drill
  12. Watch a tsunami preparedness video
  13. Attend an open house at museum/government office
  14. Print out a map of your evacuation zone

GET PREPARED

Check out these resources to understand how you and your family can prepare yourselves with available safety information:

Tsunami Safety and Preparedness Information, NOAA

Template for a Tsunami Walkout

ShakeOut Tsunami Drill (PDF)

Current Tsunami Alerts (All Regions), NOAA

International Tsunami Information Center

National Tsunami Warning Center, NOAA

Caribbean Tsunami Warning Program, NOAA

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, NOAA

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TsunamiZone.org Step 1: Secure it now! Step 2: Make a plan Step 3: Make disaster kits Step 4: Is your place safe? Step 5: Drop, Cover, and Hold On Step 6: Check it out! Step 7: Communicate and recover!