What Boaters Should Know (California, USA)

boatingpamphlet v4-7-12The brochure is aimed at the California boating community. It covers the following topics:

  • What is a Tsunami?
  • Natural Warnings
  • Official Warnings
  • Should you take your boat offshore?
  • Tsunami hazards that could affect boats/boaters
  • Boater preparedness


Click here to view and download the brochure.

The brochure was prepared by California Emergency Management Agency, California Geological Survey and Humboldt State University. The brochure was funded by NOAA and FEMA.

Click here to view the ITIC boater safety tips.

Click here to view Hawaii Boater's Hurricane and Tsunami Safety Manual.


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Regional Disaster Information Center (Latin America & the Caribbean)

A database of Spanish language materials focused on tsunami preparedness.
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Post-Tsunami Survey:
El Salvador Summary Video

Learn the basics of a post-tsunami survey.

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Tsunamis on the Move

Tsunami Awareness Poster

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Global Hazard Maps

Posters of Tsunami Sources, Significant Earthquakes and Significant Volcanic Eruptions. Also Tsunami Sources Icosohedron Globe.

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Tsunami, The Great Waves

Available in English, Spanish, French and Chinese.


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Tsunami Glossary

Available in English, Arabic, Spanish, French and Bahasa. 



Where the First Wave Arrives in Minutes

Available in English, Bahasa, Spanish and French.


DVD copies for PC and Macintosh computers are available free of charge from the ITIC, Hawaii (itic.tsunami@noaa.gov).

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