County Deems March 20-26 “Tsunami Awareness and Preparedness Week”

Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, in a joint motion with Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, announced today the County will support various Federal and State agencies in declaring March 20-26 “Tsunami Awareness and Preparedness Week” and directed the County’s Office of Emergency Management to report back to the Board on an outreach and education campaign.

“Over the past decade, I have worked to ensure that the County has a tsunami emergency plan and that it is continually updated based on new scientific data and the most current technologies,” said Supervisor Don Knabe.  “Given the tragic events in Japan, now is the time to remind our residents, particularly those in our beach communities, about the importance of being prepared and having a plan in place for their homes and families.”