NOTES FROM TSUNAMI MESSAGING WEBINAR OF 03/06/2014
Participants on this webinar are listed at the bottom of this page.
These are notes following the webinar-enabled discussion held March 6, 2014, about tsunami dangers – inundation.
The force of some tsunamis is enormous. Tons of rocks, boats, and other large debris can move inland hundreds of feet. Debris can act like a battering ram. All this material and water can trap, kill or injure people, and damage property.
As tsunamis move into shallow water, the wave height can increase by over 10 times.
Why do people need to know that tsunamis can rise to great heights?
Tsunamis move faster than a person can run.
Distance inland – In certain areas where topography is flat…
Receding wave can cause just as much damage and danger (you can get pulled out to sea.)
When the water goes down, the danger is not over. Expect another round of flooding and debris.
03/06/2014 webinar participants
Amanda Admire Eureka CA Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group
Nicolas Arcos Honolulu HI ITIC
Donna Hughes Crescent City CA Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group
Rocky Lopes Silver Spring MD NWS HQ Tsunami Program
Jeff Lorens Salt Lake City UT NWS Western Region
Kevin Miller San Francisco CA CalOES
Sue Perry Pasadena CA USGS SAFRR Program
Cindy Pridmore Sacramento CA California Geological Survey
Christa Rabenold Silver Spring MD NWS HQ Tsunami Program
Althea Rizzo Salem OR OEM
Jeannette Sutton Colorado Springs CO University of Colorado
Wendy Vaughon New York NY Columbia University
Justin Van Es Pearl Harbor HI Joint Typhoon Warning Center
Walt Zaleski Fort Worth TX NWS Southern Region
*Christina Zarcadoolas New York NY Columbia University