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Date Released: 3/26/2012
Subject: Tsunami Evacutaion Maps
Contact: Lt. Steve Knight
Case No#: N/A
Released By: Lt. Steve Knight

Location: Humboldt County

On 03-26-2012, the Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group (R.C.T.W.G.) released the Tsunami Evacuation Maps. The R.C.T.W.G. recommends that all Humboldt County residents review these important maps and be made aware of them. The time to study the maps is before an event, not after. In the event of a local source tsunami, there may not be time to study the maps or be warned by emergency services personnel. The large shaking from a close source earthquake would be your only warning. As a reminder, this week is Tsunami Preparedness Week in California. This Wednesday is the annual Tsunami Warning Communications Test. The tsunami warning will be generated between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. For further information please contact R.C.T.W.G. members:

Humboldt State University Lori Dengler 826-3115
National Weather Service Troy Nicolini 496-5959
Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services Dan Larkin 268-2502

Mike Downey