Thursday, August 14, 2014


Earlier this summer, a Coffee Break Training bulletin produced by the National Fire Academy highlighted TsunamiEvac-NW, an ongoing effort which uses online mapping and smartphone technologies to help U.S. and Canadian residents of the Pacific Northwest to become better prepared to deal with tsunamis. In addition to providing individuals with a way to plan evacuation routes and map important landmarks, these interactive products by the Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS) show active warnings and watches and provide information about tsunami safety precautions. Details below:

(U.S. Fire Administration, June 25, 2014)

Comment: Kudos to NANOOS.  As developer of this anticipatory product, they clearly believe the old saying: "An once of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

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