The Importance of a Tsunami Plan

Many News stations are currently discussing how what happened in Japan could happen in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon also has two plates not too far off shore with the likelihood of a strong, shallow quake capable of producing a major tsunami event. If this were to occur and you were in a Tsunami Hazard zone, you would have a very small window of time to act.

The technology-savvy Japanese culture is allowing unprecedented video and photography from a tsunami, which helps stress the importance of preparedness. Watch the video below to see how residents of Kamaishi, Japan utilized their 11 minute tsunami warning to escape to higher ground.

What would you do with 11 minutes? Do you have a tsunami plan?

Video: (CNN via NHK)