Hospitals, schools, playgrounds, factories and homes are often
built in areas vulnerable to tsunamis. The TsunamiReady Program,
developed by the National Weather Service, is designed to help
cities, towns, counties, universities and other large sites in
coastal areas reduce the potential for disastrous tsunami-related
Since June 20, 2001, TsunamiReady has helped community leaders
and emergency managers strengthen their local operations.
TsunamiReady communities are better prepared to save lives
through better planning, education and awareness. Communities
have fewer fatalities and property damage if they plan before a
tsunami arrives. No community is tsunami proof, but TsunamiReady
can help minimize loss to your community. Find out what’s
involved in becoming TsunamiReady.