In recognition of National Tsunami Preparedness Week, March 24-30, the Santa Monica Office of Emergency Management would like to remind those who live, work, and play in Santa Monica to take the time to check their emergency kits, update their family emergency plan, and be informed of the hazards that may exist in our community.
In 2013, the City of Santa Monica was designated a “Tsunami Ready” community by the National Weather Service.
This designation was earned by Santa Monica because of the preparedness activities that were undertaken regarding the tsunami threat in Southern California.
Santa Monica has an approved Tsunami Response Plan which can be implemented in the event of a tsunami warning or alert.
Additionally, the city has a notification system in place to alert those who may be in the potential tsunami inundation zone.
Santa Monica has installed dozens of tsunami evacuation route and tsunami hazard zone signs near the coast where a tsunami event would have the most impact.
For more information about tsunami preparedness in Santa Monica, visit the OEM website at www.smgov.net/Departments/OEM/WhatToDo/Tsunami.aspx.