Preparing for a tsunami in San Diego

Preparing for a tsunami in San Diego
Posted at 9:55 AM, Jan 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-23 12:55:59-05

(KGTV) - San Diego County does not have an extensive history when it comes to dealing with tsunamis, but county officials are helping San Diegans prepare in the event a tsunami hits the area.

ReadySanDiego has a resource webpage dedicated to tsunami preparedness and facts, and it includes a video that helps citizens understand the dangers of tsunamis and what to do if one were to occur.

In the event of a tsunami, FEMA recommends the following:

  • Follow any and all evacuation orders
  • Evacuate inland to higher ground
  • Avoid coastal and beach areas
  • After a tsunami, do not enter flooded or damaged areas
  • After a tsunami, avoid debris in the water, as it can pose a safety hazard

Officials have designated specific areas in the county's coastal cities as tsunami evacuation zones:

Other useful resources: