The threat of Tsunamis in the United States is generally along the Pacific Coast and in the Caribbean, they can impact any coastal area. Since the massive Tsunamis that struck in the early part of this century in Southeast Asia, Samoa, Chili and Japan early warning systems have been enhanced, and greater attention to preparedness efforts have been made. The National Weather Service has developed the Tsunami Ready Program to assist communities in preparing for major events.
The National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program is also a program of the National Weather Service that works with a wide array of State and Federal Agencies to mitigate the impact through a variety of means. Public Education, Community Planning and Hazard Assessment are all components of the program.
Other materials are available through the EDEN Resource Catalog, Extension Services and SeaGrant Programs.