Written by Paul Kirvan on January 29, 2009 in Business Continuity, disaster preparedness, Disaster Recovery, Emergency Response.
San Francisco has completed NOAA’s National Weather Service TsunamiReady™ recognition program, better equipping the city to prepare and warn its citizens for tsunamis. San Francisco is now the most populous city in the United States to achieve TsunamiReady™ recognition and joins more than 60 TsunamiReady™ communities throughout the country, including 14 in California.
Marking this achievement, city officials received a TsunamiReady™ toolkit that includes road signs that identify tsunami inundation zones, evacuation routes and safe areas. Mark Tew, deputy director of the National Weather Service Western Region and Dave Reynolds meteorologist-in-charge of the National Weather Service forecast office in Monterey presented the toolkit today at Ocean Beach.
To be recognized as TsunamiReady™ and StormReady®e, a community must:
- Establish a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center;
- Have more than one way to receive tsunami and severe weather warnings and forecasts to alert the public;
- Create a system that monitors local weather conditions;
- Promote the importance of public readiness through community seminars; and
- Develop a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes training severe weather spotters and holding emergency exercises.
When a Storm or Flood Threatens:
- How do we maintain mission-critical operations?
- How do we protect and recover our workforce?
- How do we protect business assets?
- How do we recover from a catastrophic event?
The COMPLETE HURRICANE & FLOOD PLAN TEMPLATE FOR BUSINESS provides an easy-to-use, step-by-step planning template.
Tags: Business Continuity, disaster preparedness, Disaster Recovery, tsunamis