How to Participate?

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 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 one of the following flyers to see what you or your organization can do.

Tsunami Basics for Everyone Tsunami Basics for K12 and Higher Education Tsunami Basics for Businesses


Tsunami Walk Guide Tsunami Key Facts
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!

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Plan Your Tsunami Preparedness Activities

Here are possible tsunami preparedness activities that you can plan:

  1. Attend or organize a tsunami walk drill
  2. Print out a map of your evacuation zone
  3. Attend a public lecture about tsunamis
  4. Put together a “go bag” with essential supplies
  5. Make a household or workplace tsunami plan
  6. Establish an out of town contact for your household
  7. Participate in a tsunami exercise at work
  8. Join a tsunami communication exercise
  9. Share #TsunamiPrep info on social media or email
  10. Participate in a school evacuation drill
  11. Hold a boater/marina evacuation drill to high ground
  12. Watch a tsunami preparedness video
Get Prepared