Do you know the quickest route to escape a tsunami? Our free maps and smartphone app will show you

Tsunami zones Port Townsend
Routes for cars (solid red line) and pedestrians (red arrows) to escape an oncoming tsunami are shown for downtown Port Townsend. Image: DNR

New brochures with maps of recommended tsunami evacuation routes for pedestrians and vehicles in several Washington coastal communities have been added to our website and are available for free download. Most of Washington’s coast, including parts of Puget Sound, is at risk from tsunamis. Evacuation routes shown in the brochures are those least likely to be blocked by landslides that might result from an earthquake that causes the tsunami. The brochures also show assembly points and public safety agencies in areas expected to be safe from tsunami waters.

The maps are a joint project of the DNR Geology and Earth Resources Division, Washington Emergency Management Division, several Tribes and the counties of Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Pacific, and Whatcom.

Interactive maps of tsunami evacuation zones in both Oregon and Washington are available online and as a smartphone app (TsunamiEvac-NW).
The app and the online maps allow you to see quickly if your home, workplace, school, etc., is in a mapped tsunami hazard zone.

More information about the free TsunamiEvac-NW app and Web portal.

In addition to managing more than 5.6 million acres of state-owned lands and serving as the state’s wildland fire department, DNR houses the Washington State Geologist to provide education and technical assistance to citizens, industry and government on geologic hazards, including tsunami risks.

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