updated: Mar 04, 2013, 9:53 AM
Source: Office of Emergency Management
Like any other coastal area, Santa Barbara County has a risk of being impacted by a Tsunami. Although
rare, there are a couple of rules to remember:
- In case of a VERY large local and prolonged earthquake, quickly move to higher ground; away from the
water. DO NOT WAIT FOR INSTRUCTIONS.
- "Distant Tsunamis" are from other locations in the world. Emergency officials can monitor ocean
impacts and provide important information and instructions before any arrival. Listen and follow
- With such a diverse coastline, many areas are well-above any Tsunami risk. Others are at significant
risk and should be avoided when there is a Tsunami risk. Tsunami inundation maps can be found at
http://countyofsb.org/ceo/oes.aspx?id=376 (scroll down for maps).
Learn more about Tsunamis at :
Watch this month's informational video at :
OEM is at Duty Officer Status. There is a risk of increased rip currents in the area. Caution should be
used. Unsettled weather will continue with rain showers towards the end of the week.
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