• beach and hotels

    1. Nehalem Bay

  • tsunami evacuation sign

    2. Rockaway Beach

  • making an evacuation plan

    3. Southern Lincoln County

  • first-aid kit

    4. Bandon

  • duck, cover, and hold during an earthquake

    5. How is your community preparing?

    Learn How


Earthquakes and the tsunamis that can result from them are inevitable in the Pacific Northwest -- but the damage is not. How prepared is your community?

South Clatsop County Resilience Guide—Guidelines for Achieving Community Resilience, January 2015

The South Clatsop County Resilience Guide, prepared by the Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience, provides information about community resilience and a structured approach that can be used by communities to improve resilience to natural hazards. The guidelines include resilience assessments and goals. Although the guidelines were developed in partnership with north coast communities, they are a good source of information for use by any community considering planning for community resilience.


Preparing for a Cascadia Subduction Zone Tsunami: A Land Use Guide for Oregon Coastal Communities, January 2014

The Land Use Guide, prepared by the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD), provides coastal communities examples of comprehensive plan language and development code provisions that can serve to help communities reduce their risk to tsunami hazards. These examples are intended to provide general guidance allowing communities to tailor land use policies and regulations appropriate to their individual circumstances.


Community Tsunami Preparedness, 2nd Edition

Community Tsunami Preparedness is now live on the MetEd website and available in the FEMA EMI Independent Course catalog as IS-326.

This module is designed to help emergency managers prepare their communities for tsunamis. Lessons include basic tsunami science, hazards produced by tsunamis, the tsunami warning system, the importance of public education activities, and how to craft good emergency messages and develop tsunami response plans. The module also contains links to extensive Reference and Resources sections. Login required but registration is free.


Oregon Coast Visitor Tsunami Awareness project

Funded by the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program (NTHMP) and hosted on the Oregon OEM site, the the Oregon Coast Visitor Tsunami Awareness project exists to improve the visitor’s awareness of the tsunami hazards and to support the hospitality industry on the Oregon coast in becoming more prepared for tsunami events.