Updates & Announcements

Promoting Tsunami Preparedness

FEMA tsunami preparedness message illustrating a figure running to high ground as a tsunami approaches.

For people living near or visiting the coast and coastal waterways, awareness of the tsunami risk is critical. A number of states engage in preparedness messaging campaigns this week or during the month of April to heighten awareness and teach people how to prepare and what to do in the event of a tsunami. For example:

  • California’s Tsunami Preparedness Week (March 27-31)
  • Alaska’s Tsunami Preparedness Week (March 26-April 1)
  • Hawaii’s Tsunami Awareness Month (April)
  • British Columbia’s Tsunami Preparedness Week (April 9-15)

Learn more and Help Spread the Word

Tsunami Info Pages by State & Territory

Time to Promote Emergency Financial Preparedness

Insure Against Earthquakes: What's Your recovery plan? Knowing how you'll rebuild your life and home after an earthquake brings peace of mind. Illustration of a person securing and overhead light fixture and of a person seated in front of a laptop computer. Speech bubbles: Know your earthquake risk and possible impacts. Identify and fix home hazards to lesson damage. Make an emergency financial first-aid kit.

For many people, now is the time for spring cleaning. For most of us, spring is also the time for preparing taxes. Take advantage of the season to encourage people in your network to create or update their emergency financial preparedness kit: It’s an easy project now because they’ll already have their financial documents gathered together.

Get FEMA’s Emergency Financial First Aid Kit workbook, instructions, and checklists.

Visit Insure Against Earthquakes: My Safety Net page for more info, and check out the outreach toolkit for more resources.

Suggest also that people create a home inventory while spring cleaning. Free online tools include: