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Tsunami Awareness & Preparedness Workshop

Tsunami Awareness & Preparedness Workshop


March is Tsunami Awareness & Preparedness Month as well as the first anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan’s Tohoku coast and surrounding areas.


In order to help our community thoroughly understand our local threat and planning efforts, the Mutual Assistance for School Safety working group – in an event sponsored by the Monterey County Office of Emergency Services & the Monterey County Office of Education -- is presenting a public safety panel discussion and information session.


MARCH 13, 2012

9 a.m. to Noon

                                        Monterey County Office of Emergency Services                                       

1322 Natividad Road, Salinas


Our expert panel will be comprised of representatives of the Monterey County Office of Emergency Services (OES), the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA), the California Geographical Survey (CGS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-National Weather Service (NOAA-NWS). 


Materials will be distributed and our experts will be available to answer your questions. 


Monterey County’s 99 miles of coastline make it vital for all school staff, students and families to understand what actions to take in the event of a tsunami and which parts of the County may likely be impacted. If you are not located on the coast be aware that the Tohoku earthquake triggered powerful tsunami waves that reached heights up to 133 feet and traveled miles inland. Both the harbor in Santa Cruz and Moss Landing suffered damage.


To register for this workshop, email Ron Eastwood, Strategic Initiatives Officer, Monterey County Office of Education. Include the names, titles and email addresses of each person registering, as well as the name of the school district. Email registration to:


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