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Current Warnings And Infomation From The
West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center


Info as of June 19, 2013

NEW 2013:
Gearhart Tsunami Evacuation Route Map (PDF)


NEW 2013:
Sunset Beach/ Delray Tsunami Evacuation Route Map (PDF)



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In Event of an Earthquake Protect yourself -
until the earthquake is over then move quickly inland to High Ground and away from low-lying coastal areas Go on foot if possible Do not wait for an official evacuation warning Do not pack or delay in evacuating Do not return to shore Wait for an “all clear” from local officials before returning to low lying areas Listen to local radio for updates

In Event of a Tsunami Warning
Do not hesitate to evacuate. Follow Tsunami Evacuation Route signs to safe zones (High Ground) Police Officers and Firefighters will be at main intersections to assist the public and to control traffic.
Only call 9-1-1 in case of a true emergency
Our volunteers and City Staff will be busy handling evacuation procedures.

Siren Warnings -
The sirens work in conjunction with a reverse 9-1-1 system, alerting residents in low-lying areas that they need to head for higher ground. The sirens will go off every hour ( with Instructions in English and Spanish) until the final hour; at that point they will go off approx: every 15 minutes. With a final high-low (an ambulance siren like tone)

Siren Testing -
The Cities of Gearhart and Seaside commence Monthly Testing of the "Tsunami Warning System" These Tests are conducted on the 1st "First" Wednesday of the month through May at approx 11am, The Test will begin with 3 "Three" Beeps followed by a voice message stating "This is a Test. This is a Test Of The Emergency Warning System. This Is Only A Test" (with Instructions in English and Spanish)

Note: A LOCAL TSUNAMI could come onshore within 15 to 20 minutes after the earthquake  - before there is time for official warning from this system.