One objective of TsunamiReady, TsunamiPrepared involves building sustainable, volunteer-driven outreach and education programs in every coastal community to promote a culture of tsunami preparedness. Regional coordination of community organizers supports local preparedness activities, facilitates the transfer of information between state agencies and stakeholders, and helps Oregon communities meet TsunamiReady™ guidelines specified by the National Weather Service.
In 2009, DOGAMI initiated the TsunamiReady™, TsunamiPrepared program to help coastal communities build on existing plans or start new work toward tsunami preparedness by offering financial support, material resources, mentoring and guidance. DOGAMI’s TsunamiPrepared Outreach Coordinator will help recruit Community Organizers and volunteers, and facilitate community-based preparedness activities, including:
- Tsunami awareness surveys
- Door-to-door outreach campaigns
- Community-wide tsunami evacuation drills
- Workshops targeting businesses, the lodging industry, residents and visitors
- Tsunami education in K-12 schools
Read about accomplishments in the DOGAMI January 2013 progress report to NTHMP.