Tsunami Walkouts Planned

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Tsunami Walkouts Planned

March, 2014 brings the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Alaskan "Good Friday" earthquake and tsunami, which caused destruction in many parts of the Pacific basin. To commemorate this disaster and increase tsunami awareness, on Nov 18, 2013, SAFRR assembled tsunami awareness professionals from the USGS, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, California Office of Emergency Services, California Geological Survey, and the counties of Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange, and Ventura to discuss the staging of public events around southern California during the week surrounding March 27, 2014. This preliminary discussion launches months of planning and collaboration with grassroots and other organizations, including steps to encourage proposed public WalkOut events in which participants would walk a route that begins in a tsunami danger zone and leads to a tsunami safe zone.