Why? You’ve seen the signs reading Tsunami Evacuation Route, some with an arrow pointing in a direction. You may have noticed one or two, but have you thought much about it? It’s time you do.  I’m sure you’ve heard of “The Big One” and how it will bring a major tsunami.  Should it happen, you need to know what to do.

The Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay wants to jog you into action. Not only to think about it, but to do something about it. Put your feet in motion. Find your best path to high ground from where you live, and everywhere where you spend time in our community.  In some circles, this is known as Wayfinding.  The EVC prefers to call it the High Ground Challenge because you’ll need to find high ground, and quickly.

To find High Ground, you’ll need to know  (1) where you are at that moment, (2) where a safe place is located, (3) the route to get there, and (4) how long it will take.  To help we have prepared for you:

  • a Tsunami evacuation map for our area. You need to get into a green “safe area” after an earthquake that could be followed by a tsunami.
  • current maps of Assembly Sites (this is a Draft for this practice). Find each assembly site that is closest to where you work, go to school, live, or visit.

Still thinking, “Ah, it will probably never happen!”  The EVC is offering you an added incentive to do something.  You have a chance to win a stocked Go-Bag for two:  Click here to learn about the High Ground Challenge. After you “do it”, fill out either a paper form, or an online form.

Just Do it!