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Coastal Communities “Tsunami Ready”

GOLD BEACH, Ore. — As coastal communities continue to recover from the impact of the 2011 tsunami, they’re taking steps to become more prepared. Those communities are taking part in Tsunami Preparedness Week.

This weekend, Curry County residents took part in a statewide disaster preparation class. Emergency planners and Red Cross agents taught attendees how to evacuate and survive not just for themselves, but as a community.

The city of Gold Beach has been recognized as “tsunami ready” by the National Weather Service for its disaster training activities, meaning the community has set up a tsunami safety plan, installed evacuation signs, and promoted tsunami safety with the public.