Tsunami Preparedness Week: Safety and Awareness


As the state’s premier emergency management agency, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) continues to monitor all disasters around the clock, including tsunamis.  

In recognition of annual Tsunami Preparedness Week, Cal OES encourages you and your family to be prepared when it comes to tsunami safety and awareness.

Potential tsunami impact areas include beaches and coastal communities. In the event of a potential tsunami-causing event like an earthquake or underwater volcano, local authorities may issue alerts, watches or warnings that encourage residents to seek higher ground.

Cal OES MyHazards Tool 

Learn more about the risk of tsunamis and other natural hazards. including earthquakes, floods and wildfires, and how to reduce risks at MyHazards, a tool provided by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. 

Tsunami Alerts 

tsunami warning means a tsunami may have been generated and could be close to your area. A full evacuation is suggested. 

tsunami advisory indicates potential for strong currents or waves dangerous to those in or near the water is expected or occurring. 

tsunami watch means a tsunami has not yet been verified but could exist and may be as little as an hour away. Stay alert for more information.