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Annual Tsunami Playbook Communications Exercise

March 23, 2022, 2 pm (online)

Event Location:
All Along California's Coast

Contact Person:
Yvette LaDuke, Cal OES,

The State of California and NOAA (partners in the NTHMP) developed the California Tsunami Playbook Communication Exercise on March 23, 2022, at 2:00pm.

Full Description:
On March 23, 2022 at 1400 hours, the California Tsunami Program will conduct the annual Tsunami Response Playbook Communications Exercise.
Exercise Scenario: M8.8 Earthquake located off the coast of the Marianas Islands
As a part of this exercise, we will test the following aspects of California’s statewide response protocols for a tsunami event:
• Use of the Tsunami Event Distribution List (used to disseminate this meeting appointment) to notify Program partners of a tsunami event. We will use this distribution list on the day of the exercise to test our capability to notify you and communicate critical event information.
• Use of tsunami alert messages as issued by the National Tsunami Warning Center to convey tsunami event data and information
• Distribution of the Playbook Phase information (evacuation and maritime) providing response guidance based on FASTER calculation results for the specific event
• Convene a conference call with CA Tsunami Program partners to discuss the current situation, Playbook recommendations, hear from local partners regarding planned response actions, and respond to questions

Please contact, or Rick Wilson at if you have any questions.