Hundreds of people spend their regular 9-to-5 work day in the tsunami evacuation zone of Crescent City.
So many people work and live in Crescent City’s danger zone that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) predicts there could be almost 900 deaths in Crescent City from a tsunami produced by an earthquake on the Cascadia Subduction Zone.
To make Del Norters more prepared, emergency response managers are offering free on-site training for local businesses and employees.
The training will emphasize knowing whether or not your business falls into the tsunami zone, how to respond to distant- and near-source tsunamis, developing an Emergency Response and Communications Plan for your business and “personal preparedness.”
Training sessions can be tailored to meet the specific needs and timeframe of any business.
To schedule a business training, contact Cindy Henderson at Del Norte County’s Office of Emergency Service at 707-465-0430 ext. 1135.
Myriad tsunami-related events are planned for Tsunami Safe week, Mar. 19 through Mar. 26, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the 1964 tsunami.
The entire community of Del Norte County is encouraged to participate in a full-scale evacuation drill between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Mar. 26. Those who work or live in the tsunami evacuation zone are encouraged to walk to their nearest safe zone.
If you don’t know your nearest safe zone, or if you live or work in an evacuation zone, visit preparedelnorte.com, the county offices, City Hall or Del Norte County Library.
Tsunami Safe week events include a historical walking tour on Mar. 22 that will highlight different aspects of the 1964 tsunami that devastated Crescent City, a Tsunami Surge Fun Run starting at 9 a.m. at the pool on Mar. 23 and various other educational and entertaining activities.
For more information, call Cindy Henderson or visit preparedelnorte.com.