Who Needs to Prepare?

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Famous last words.

When it comes to tsunamis, you are at much greater risk on a paddleboard in the ocean than say… sipping cocoa in an Après ski resort. This is just a fact of life. But let’s get into a little more detail.

Residents living around the Ring of Fire along the Pacific Ocean are most at risk for a tsunami, but any coastal region could experience one. And the ocean isn’t the only game in town; any large body of water is capable of producing a tsunami wave.

In the US, Oregon, Washington, California, Hawaii, and Alaska are most at risk, but the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are also at high risk. Along most of the eastern seaboard, your risk is moderate to high.

Since most of the United States’ population is concentrated on the coasts, and tsunami waves can reach miles inland, you’d be wise to stack some more knowledge!

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Don’t worry, it’s only MIIIIIILLIONS of people.

About the Authors

It takes a village! We are researching, writing and fact checking as a family. Collaboration is the name of the game, whether we’re running from a zombie horde or finding the best way to turn a complex concept into a deliciously digestible set of bullet points.

Katherine Esperanza is a Los Angeles based writer. When she's not conjuring new queer slice-of-life short stories, she's busy watching the newest films, out at queer shows, supporting queer artists, or just checking out the queer community as a whole.

A former international non-profiteer, small business owner, and co-op'er, Katherine is delighted to help introduce more leftist politics into the disaster preparedness/prepper sphere, which is currently far too right-wing.