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Tsunami Information


TsunamiTsunami Information

Although rare, tsunamis can strike the San Luis Obispo County coastline.  The best way you can prepare your family for a tsunami is to teach them the warning signals. 

To Prepare for a Tsunami

  • Determine the risk of tsunami at your home. Click here.
  • Know the signs of an imminent tsunami: receding water, possible roaring sound, earthquake. After any of these signs, you should move to higher ground immediately.


During a Tsunami

  • If you do not have time to escape inland, get as high as you can. Take refuge in a tall, sturdy building and hold on.
  • Once the water recedes, do not return to the coast. Tsunamis are a series of waves. More may strike.

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