10.1: Tsunami Mitigation Plans

A tsunami mitigation plan needs to:

  • Quickly confirm potentially destructive tsunamis and reduce false alarms.
  • Address local tsunami mitigation and the needs of coastal residents.
  • Improve coordination and exchange of information to better utilize existing resources.
  • Sustain support at state and local level for long-term tsunami hazard. 
  • Improve the awareness and preparedness of communities for tsunamis:
    • Raise the awareness of affected populations.
    • Supply tsunami evacuation maps.
    • Improve tsunami warning systems.
    • Incorporate tsunami planning into state and federal all-hazards mitigation programmes.