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WHAT IS A TSUNAMI?




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shaking. Feeling an earthquake could be
your only warning!                               n    Take a first aid course and learn survival                                                                                                                                                                                             Isolated areas may not receive official                                                                                                             WHAT DO THE EVACUATION
WHAT CAN I DO TO PROTECT                              skills. Knowledge is your greatest defense                                                                                                                                                                                          warnings of distant tsunamis. If you notice a                                                                                                          SIGNS MEAN?
MYSELF FROM A TSUNAMI?                                against potential disaster.                                                                                                                                                                                                         sudden drop or rise in sea level, move to                                                                                                              Tsunami evacuation routes            TSUNAMI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          high ground or inland immediately.                                                                                                                     were developed to guide coastal
n   Develop a family disaster plan. Everyone     HOW DO I KNOW WHEN
    needs to know what to do on their own to     TO EVACUATE?                                                                                                                                                                                                                             WHERE DO I EVACUATE TO?                                                                                                                                residents and visitors to safer
    protect themselves in case of disaster.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      locations when car evacuation is possible.
                                                 If you feel the ground shake, evacuate                                                                                                                                                                                                   The map shows tsunami hazard areas                                                                                                                     Evacuation signs have been placed along the
n   Be familiar with local earthquake and        inland or to high ground immediately!                                                                                                                                                                                                    (yellow) and areas of higher ground (green).                                                                                                           main roads to direct motorists to higher
    tsunami plans. Know where to go to           A wave as high as 20 feet could reach the                                                                                                                                                                                                Go to the nearest high ground—at least 50                                                                                                              ground. In some places, there may be more
    survive a tsunami. Identify an evacuation    Copalis Beach area within 30 minutes of the                                                                                                                                                                                              feet above sea level, if possible. If you don’t                                                                                                        than one way to reach safer areas. These
    site within 15 minutes walking distance of   quake. The first wave is often not the largest;                                                                                                                                                                                          have time to travel to high ground, but are in                                                                                                         routes are marked with multiple signs
    home and/or work.                            successive waves may be spaced many                                                                                                                                                                                                      a multi-story building, go to an upper level.                                                                                                          showing additional options for evacuation.
n   Prepare three-day emergency kits for your    minutes apart and continue to arrive for                                                                                                                                                                                                 If you are on the beach and unable to get to                                                                                                           You will need to know the evacuation routes
    home, automobile, and work.                  several hours. Return only after emergency                                                                                                                                                                                               high ground, go inland as far as you can.                                                                                                              for your area.
                                                 officials say it is safe.
HOW DO I GET INLAND OR                          are urged to develop a neighborhood
                                                                                                   WHEN YOU FEEL AN EARTHQUAKE:
TO HIGH GROUND?                                 evacuation site. The site should be outside
                                                the tsunami hazard area, easy to get to, and       n   Protect yourself—drop, cover, hold
Car evacuation may not be possible if an
                                                capable of accommodating the number of                 until the earthquake is over
earthquake has damaged roads and power
                                                people expected. If it is on private property,     n   Grab your three-day emergency kit
lines and resulted in significant debris. If
this is the case, do not try to follow the      you will need the permission of the owner.
                                                    After the immediate danger is past and
                                                                                                   n   Move quickly inland to high ground                           Evacuation
evacuation routes out. Evacuate on foot                                                                and away from low-lying coastal areas
directly to the nearest high ground. Avoid
lakes and wetlands, which are prone to
                                                if there is damage to the degree that you
                                                cannot return home, you should then
                                                                                                   n   Evacuate on foot if at all possible
                                                                                                       because of potential road damage and
                                                                                                                                                                     Map for
flooding and liquefaction during aftershocks.   attempt to reach a designated assembly area.

WHAT SHOULD I HAVE IN MY
                                                Since this may not be possible, it is a good
                                                idea to inform your County Emergency               n
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                                                                                                       Do not wait for an official warning                         Ocean City,
EMERGENCY KIT?                                  Manager of the location of your                    n   Do not pack or delay
You should prepare an emergency kit with a      neighborhood evacuation site.                      n   Do not return to the shore                                 Copalis Beach
three-day supply of necessary items for each    DOES MY COMMUNITY HAVE ANY                         n   Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or
member of your family. The kit should be
adapted to your needs, but keep it light and
                                                PLANS IN PLACE?                                        your local radio station for information
                                                                                                       on shelter locations and emergency
                                                                                                                                                                  Pacific Beach,
manageable in case you must evacuate on         Outdoor assembly areas have been selected
foot. Have it ready to go for immediate
evacuation. Possible supplies include:
                                                to facilitate delivery of emergency services.
                                                It may be several days before help can             n
                                                                                                       broadcasts
                                                                                                       Be alert for aftershocks                                    and Moclips
                                                arrive, so if possible, bring your own three-
n Maps showing safe routes to high ground
                                                day emergency kit and emergency shelter.
n Non-perishable food and cooking and
                                                                                                 WHO CAN I CONTACT FOR
                                                    The assembly areas listed below are not
   eating utensils, including can opener                                                         MORE INFORMATION?
                                                specific in terms of boundaries. You may
n Water and a water purification kit            camp or park in adjacent areas. Take care        GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY
n First-aid kit and prescriptions               not to block a roadway—leave access for          Department of Public Services
                                                                                                 Emergency and Risk Management Division
                                                emergency vehicles. Assembly areas must
n Plastic bags for water storage and waste                                                       310 W Spruce Street, Suite 212
                                                be on publicly owned property. However,          Montesano, WA 98563
n Dental and personal hygiene items             you may make personal arrangements to go         Phone: 360-249-3911; 360-249-3805 (fax)
                                                                                                 Website: http://www.co.grays-harbor.wa.us/info/DEM/
n Sturdy shoes, clothes, sleeping bag, tent     to a location that may be privately owned.       index.htm
n Portable radio, headlamp/flashlight, and          Designated assembly areas are North
                                                                                                 WASHINGTON MILITARY DEPARTMENT
   extra batteries                              Beach School District, Ocean City; Fire          Emergency Management Division
                                                Station, Copalis Crossing; Pacific Beach         Camp Murray, WA 98430-5122
n Pocket knife, whistle, matches, duct tape,                                                     Phone: 800-562-6108
                                                Naval Station, Pacific Beach Fire Station,       Website: http://www.emd.wa.gov/
   and rubber, latex, and heavy-duty gloves     and Seabrook Development, Pacific Beach;
WHERE CAN I STAY UNTIL THIS IS OVER?            and old North Beach High School, Moclips.                       This map was produced by the
                                                                                                      Washington State Department of Natural Resources,
Local emergency management has tried to         WHAT ARE THE NOAA WEATHER RADIO                           Division of Geology and Earth Resources,
                                                                                                  in cooperation with local emergency management officials.
designate safe assembly areas within a
reasonable distance for foot traffic. If you
                                                FREQUENCIES?                                                                                                    Safety Tips for the
                                                Astoria, 162.40 MHz
are at risk from a tsunami, but do not have     Olympia, 162.475 MHz                                                                                            Washington Coast
an “official” assembly area close by, you       Mount Octopus, 162.425 MHz
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