Do you know where I can go to find out about various coastal towns' emergency preparedness and directions for evacuation in the event of a tsunami?
Anyone living near or visiting the Oregon Coast should have knowledge of what to do in the event of a tsunami. A bit of research ahead of time can indeed save lives. Should an earthquake occur while at the coast, it is imperative that high ground be reached as fast as possible. Experts believe there is only a 20 minute window between the earthquake and the arrival of the first tsunami wave. Therefore knowing the fastest way to get to high ground and the predetermined tsunami evacuation routes is imperative. According to Patrick Corcoran a leading expert in tsunami preparedness, the Oregon Tsunami Clearinghouse website is a great place to get tsunami preparedness and response information. Your desire to educate yourself in tsunami preparedness and response is appreciated. Enjoy the beautiful Oregon Coast!