Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Tsunami Preparedness Week


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring March 26 through 30, 2018, as Tsunami Preparedness Week in the State of California.

The text of the proclamation is below: 


March 27, 2018, marks the 54th anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami, an event that caused twelve deaths in Crescent City and millions of dollars in damage to California’s ports, harbors and coastal communities. In the last nine years, threats from six tsunamis have put California coastlines under official advisories, watches, or warnings.

Tsunami events like these serve as reminders that we always need to be prepared. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and California Geological Survey will partner with other state, local and federal agencies, as well as businesses, educational institutions and community organizations, to commemorate National Tsunami Preparedness Week from March 26 through March 30 by testing warning systems and response plans and conducting exercises that can help reduce deaths, injuries and property loss.

This week, I urge all Californians to continue their vigilance and increase their efforts to make our families, communities, state and nation better prepared for tsunamis and other disasters.

NOW THEREFORE I, EDMUND G. BROWN JR., Governor of the State of California, do hereby proclaim March 26-30, 2018, as “Tsunami Preparedness Week.”

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 26th day of March 2018.



Governor of California