Examples of Guidance for Boaters



What Oregon Boat Owners Need to Know (Oregon, USA)

The brochure is aimed at the Oregon boating community. It covers the following topics:Thumbnail Oregon TsunamiBrochureMaritime

  • Boat owner response to Distant Tsunamis
  • Boat owner response to Local Tsunamis
  • What different tsunami notifications mean

 

Click here to view and download the brochure. (PDF 4.2MB).

Click here to view the ITIC boater safety tips.

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

Tsunami Guideline Plan for Operators of Caribbean Ports

tsunamiguidelineports october2011This guide could help the port operators to develop strategies to prepare for, respond to and recover from a tsunami. The guide contains: basic information about tsunamis, the hazard in port facilities and the tsunami history in the Caribbean. Preparedness sections discuss planning topics including a port's physical characteristics, security and communications.

The guide was developed in 2011 by a partnership between the National Science Foundation, Red Sismica de Puerto Rico, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NOAA's National Weather Service.

 

Tsunami Guideline Plan for Operators of Caribbean Ports  PDF (2.41 MB)

 

Click here to view the ITIC boater safety tips.

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

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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TsunamiTeacher USA
Tsunami Basics
  

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Learn the basics of tsunamis. Available in English and Samoan.

 
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Tsunami Awareness Poster


Awareness poster available in English, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Singalese.

 
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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. 

 

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Where the First Wave Arrives in Minutes

Available in English, Bahasa, Spanish and French.
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TsunamiTeacher

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

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