Pat Corcoran's efforts have already sparked discussion and informed others about the desirability of relocating schools and emergency services out of tsunami hazard zones, setting up neighborhood supply caches on high ground and holding regular community-wide disaster drills.
Earthquake and tsunami preparedness in Oregon
Oregon Sea Grant's Coastal Natural Hazards Specialist stresses preparedness, not panic or indifference, in the wake of increased attention to the Cascadia Subduction Zone and the likelihood of an earthquake in Oregon.
Tsunami trap: the Ediz Hook dilemma
Washington Sea Grant’s hazard specialists expose the dangers on a coast where even the Coast Guard is vulnerable.
Sea Grant helps communities plan, prepare, and respond
Tsunamis have been a reality for coastal communities for as long as humans have lived near the shore. NOAA Sea Grant has been working with coastal communities for many years to help residents understand tsunami risks, reduce their vulnerability and respond quickly.
Hawai‘i Sea Grant
Provides a summary of the actions boaters and other members of Hawai‘i’s maritime community can take before, during, and after a hurricane or tsunami, to prepare for and mitigate the effects of these hazards.