Updates & Announcements

April is National Financial Capability Month

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What does financial capability have to do with earthquakes? An important part of building and maintaining financial capability is preparing financially for emergencies and disasters. Take advantage of National Financial Capability Month to urge the people in your network to prepare financially for earthquakes by taking actions such as creating an emergency financial first aid kit and asking an insurance agent about earthquake insurance.

Taking steps today to prepare financially for disasters can strengthen and speed recovery afterwards.

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Get free messaging tools and resources at the Insure Against Earthquakes Education and Outreach Hub

Promoting Tsunami Preparedness

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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