Join the Coast and Ocean Risk Communication Community of Practice for a free online webinar on November 20, 2018 at 10am Pacific Time (Vancouver BC Canada). Webinar: What's That Sound? Public and Official Perceptions of the January 2018 Tsunami WarningREGISTER HERE https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gXget3S-RGSdKIt_97MVzw
Link to Preliminary Report
MEOPAR’s Coast and Ocean Risk Communication Community of Practice (CORC CoP) is excited to present a webinar by Ryan Reynolds and Alexa Tanner from the University of British Columbia. This research was funded by the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
Imagine being woken up at 3AM by a loud siren and verbal warning to evacuate your home because a tsunami is expected to arrive soon. That was the situation the people of Port Alberni faced in the early hours of January 23rd of this year. It had been over fifty years since the Alberni Valley had been devastated by a tsunami following an earthquake in Alaska, and over 10 years since the last warning was issued.
Thankfully, this time there was no tsunami, but for many the events of that morning remain vivid. In this webinar we will talk about the responses we received from over 450 residents and 11 local officials about their experiences, how the event has changed their perceptions of tsunami risk, and what lessons can be learned from the event from a risk communication stand-point. Hope you can join us on the 20th of November!Check out our community forum on Future Earth Open Network at network.futureearth.org/corccop. Find us online at corccop.com.