Exercises and Drills

Kekaha School Tsunami Drill - DVD


Hawaii Tsunami Warning 1986, 1994

On the morning of March 7, 2008, a community-supported tsunami school evacuation drill was conducted in Kekaha on the Island of Kauai in Hawaii, USA.  The exercise involved four schools and 550 students and was supported by local businesses and government offices.  Local businesses Hardware Hawaii and Costco donated backpacks for the students and funding for water and energy bars. NOAA provided tsunami safety activity materials for student backpacks and educational resources to the schools.

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The ITIC has videos of tsunami exercises and drills carried by other countries. 
Please contact us for details. (itic.tsunami@noaa.gov)
A summary of international tsunami drills can also be viewed here.


Oregon Earthquake & Tsunami Drill - Video Clip

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Samoa National Drill, 2007 - Video Clip

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Tsunami Drill


Public Service Announcement



International Tsunami Evacuation Drills - DVD


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DISCLAIMER: This DVD is collection of international tsunami evacuation drills and actual events compiled by the International Tsunami Information Center for education and training purposes only. It is intended to promote tsunami awareness and preparedness. This video may not be reproduced or reused in video productions, given to news organizations, or sold for profit. Commercial vendors are directed to contact the copyright owner(s) for reproduction or reuse of footage.

This video contains clips of the following drills:

  • 2005 Padang, Indonesia Tsunami Evacuation Drill
  • 2006 Phuket, Thailand Tablamu School Tsunami Evacuation Drill
  • 2006 Phuket, Thailand Kalim School Tsunami Evacuation Drill
  • 1986 and 1994 Hawaii, USA Actual Tsunami Evacuations
  • 2003 Hawaii, USA Ka’a’awa Elementary School Tsunami Evacuation Drill
  • 2008 Hawaii, USA Kekaha Elementary School Tsunami Evacuation Drill
  • 2007 Samoa Public Service Announcement for Tsunami Evacuation Drill
  • 2007 Samoa Tsunami Evacuation Drill
  • 2006 Bali, Indonesia Tsunami Evacuation Drill 


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