Is Monterey County ready for a tsunami?

According to the National Weather Service (NWS)….the answer is YES.

Tsunami warning sign at entrance to California State Park beach, Monterey County

Monterey County —  along with the California Counties of San Francisco, San Mateo and Orange — received the designation of TsunamiReady for meeting NWS criteria, including developing a safety plan, setting up alert systems and promoting tsunami safety through public outreach.


When Seconds Count,
are Prepared


Interested in learning about other California communities with the TsunamiReady designation?  Click here or on the California map below.

According to the TsunamiReady™  web site, there were 102 sites in 10 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands with the TsunamiReady designation.  Click here or the map below for details.

Did you know…Tsunami (soo-NAH-mee) is a Japanese word meaning harbor wave?

The NWS West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page is a terrific resource for all types of Tsunami questions — visit here.

And related to this topic, I posted an article about the “bathtub effect” in Monterey Bay, after the March 2011 Tsunami — article “Tsunami’s Behavior: Waves grew in Monterey Bay…