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TsunamiReady Improvement Information Briefing. Erv Petty and Jenifer Rhoades November 19, 2008. Tsunami Ready Improvement Drivers. GAO Report Tsunami Warning and Education Act NTHMP 5-Year Review Findings Feedback from state and local community members NTHMP-CC Meeting, June 08), etc.

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Tsunamiready improvement information briefing

TsunamiReady Improvement Information Briefing

Erv Petty and Jenifer Rhoades

November 19, 2008


Tsunami ready improvement drivers

Tsunami Ready ImprovementDrivers

  • GAO Report

  • Tsunami Warning and Education Act

  • NTHMP 5-Year Review Findings

  • Feedback from state and local community members

    • NTHMP-CC Meeting, June 08), etc.


Tsunamiready workshop

TsunamiReady Workshop

  • October 21 and 22, 2008 in Seaside, Oregon

    • Deb Treusdell, Seaside, Oregon - Planner

    • Al Aya, Cannon Beach Oregon, City Manager

    • Wayne Stinson, Lincoln City, Oregon – EM

    • Erv Petty, Alaska Emergency Management

    • George Crawford, Former Washington State Earthquake and Tsunami EM

    • Christa von Hillebrant, Director, Puerto Rico Seismic Network

    • Mike Mahoney, FEMA

    • Tyree Wilde, NOAA

    • Chris Maier, NOAA

    • Jenifer Rhoades, NOAA


Tsunamiready improvement strategy

TsunamiReady Improvement Strategy

  • Review current and proposed TsunamiReady Guidelines

  • Determine appropriateness of proposed guidelines

  • Propose mandatory guidelines

  • Determine appropriate point system for non-mandatory guidelines

  • Develop a TsunamiReady Bi-Line


Tsunamiready improvement outcomes

TsunamiReady Improvement Outcomes

  • Recommending a combination of mandatory guidelines and point system for TsunamiReady recognition

  • TsunamiReady Guideline Structure

    • Mitigation

    • Preparedness

    • Response

    • Recovery


Tsunamiready improvement outcomes cont

TsunamiReady Improvement Outcomes (Cont.)

  • Mitigation

    • 3 Mandatory requirements:

      • Local Community Tsunami Mitigation Plan

      • Tsunami Hazard Addressed in State’s FEMA approved Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

      • Community’s tsunami impact zone is defined (where inundation modeling and mapping are unavailable)

    • 100 total extra points can be given for additional mitigation activities accomplished by the community; 0 extra points required


Tsunamiready improvement outcomes cont1

TsunamiReady Improvement Outcomes (Cont.)

  • Preparedness

    • 6 Mandatory requirements:

      • Tsunami protocols integrated with Community’s Initial/First Responder Training

      • Conduct bi-annual tsunami preparedness exercise

      • Designate/establish tsunami hazard areas, evacuation routes, and assembly areas

      • Signage identifying tsunami hazard areas is installed and maintained

      • Written, locally specific, tsunami safety and response materials are provided to citizens

      • Annual workshops conducted to inform citizens on local tsunami hazard and safety and response procedures


Tsunamiready improvement outcomes cont2

TsunamiReady Improvement Outcomes (Cont.)

  • Preparedness

    • 96 total extra points can be given for additional preparedness activities accomplished by the community; 20 extra points required


Tsunamiready improvement outcomes cont3

TsunamiReady Improvement Outcomes (Cont.)

  • Response

    • 5 Mandatory Requirements

      • Tsunami Hazard Addressed in Community Emergency Response Plan. including

        • Evacuation Plan

        • Warning Point or EOC Activation Criteria and Procedures

      • 24-Hour Warning Point or EOC capable of receiving TWC messages and disseminating local reports and advice

      • 2 Redundant and reliable methods for the community warning point or EOC to receive official tsunami warning center products

      • 2 methods for the community warning point or EOC to disseminate tsunami information to their public


Tsunamiready improvement outcomes cont4

TsunamiReady Improvement Outcomes (Cont.)

  • Response

    • 5 Mandatory Requirements (cont.)

      • NWR Receivers located in:

        • 911 Dispatch Center

        • Hospitals

        • School Official’s Office

        • Police Stations

        • Fire Stations

        • Harbormaster’s Office/Port Manager (if applicable)

    • 143 total extra points can be given for additional response activities accomplished by the community; 30 extra points required


Tsunamiready improvement outcomes cont5

TsunamiReady Improvement Outcomes (Cont.)

  • Recovery

    • 0 Mandatory Requirements

    • 41 total extra points can be given for additional recovery activities accomplished by the community; 5 extra points required


Tsunamiready recommended bi lines

TsunamiReadyRecommended Bi-Lines

  • Preparing now to save lives tomorrow

  • Working together to save lives

  • And/or a logo: Current logo with

  • steps that show components of

  • TsunamiReady:

  • (Government/program as base,

  • Community, and

  • you (re: citizens/visitors)


Tsunamiready improvement next steps

TsunamiReady ImprovementNext Steps

  • NTHMP-CC Approve Bi-Line

  • Task MES to Revise and Approve New Guidelines

    • MES to consider whether community population should be a factor for required points

  • NTHMP-CC Approve Revised Guidelines

  • National TsunamiReady/StormReady Board Approve Revised Guidelines


Tsunamiready improvement next steps1

TsunamiReady ImprovementNext Steps

  • Working Group will begin to Develop Implementation Plan, to include:

    • Coordination with NWS WCMs

    • Coordination with State and local Partners

      • `Feedback to Assess Recommended Guidelines

    • Pilot-Community Implementation

    • Develop National Roll-Out Strategy

      • Timing of implementation

      • Education strategy

    • Assess success


Tsunamiready improvement

TsunamiReady Improvement

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