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New tsunami maps for Humboldt County

New tsunami maps for Humboldt County

California Geological Survey SACRAMENTO – The California Geological Survey (CGS) today released two tsunami hazard maps for Humboldt County. One shows potential tsunami inundation – how far inland a surge of ​seawater might go in a worst-case scenario event. The other map shows where evacuees from a pending tsunami should go to ensure their safety.

House panel blocks Trump’s effort to slash tsunami warning system

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT/WASHINGTON, D.C. – The powerful House Appropriations Committee has fully funded the Tsunami Warning Program for Fiscal 2018, snubbing President Trump’s attempt to eliminate $11 million from a system considered indispensable by North Coast preparedness officials in the event of a major Pacific earthquake. The Appropriations Committee wields power over

Humboldt due for the Big One

Paul Mann Mad River Union REDWOOD COAST – The sea level threat to the Redwood Coast is multiplied to an extreme degree by the region’s historical pattern of magnitude 8-9+ earthquakes. NOAA’s National Ocean Service says fieldwork along the coasts of northern California, Oregon and Washington State indicates that these giant earthquakes are accompanied by

Tsunami sirens to sound Wednesday

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The importance of earthquake and tsunami preparedness was emphasized to Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors as the county prepares for this week’s test of its Emergency Alert System. At their March 16 meeting, supervisors declared March 20 to 26 as Tsunami Preparedness Week in Humboldt. The resolution on

Tsunami Readiness Tests Set for This Week

As Tsunami Preparedness Week begins and an upcoming test of the region’s emergency alert system approaches, a team of local experts is reiterating the importance of disaster planning. Tsunami Preparedness Week is being noted statewide and began on March 24. Humboldt County’s Redwood Coast Tsunami Work group has led cutting edge awareness-raising efforts and at

Officials to test tsunami warning system in Del Norte, Humboldt and Mendocino counties during Tsunami Preparedness Week

NOAA and the California Emergency Management Agency plan to conduct a test of the tsunami warning communications system on March 27 between 11 a.m. and noon Pacific Daylight Time in coastal areas of northern California. This emergency test will be broadcast on NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards, local television and radio stations in Del Norte,