The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service (NWS) recognized the City of Goleta as “TsunamiReady.” This voluntary designation means that Goleta has met several criteria, including having an established 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center, using multiple communication modes to receive tsunami warnings and alert the public, offering public readiness education programs and public information and developing a formal tsunami plan. Goleta is one of just 21 TsunamiReady sites in California.
While the likelihood of a tsunami is very low, given the recent experience, it is important to be aware and prepared. The first step is to know where the tsunami hazard areas are. You can find a map which highlights those areas on the City’s website at www.CityofGoleta.org by searching tsunami.
WHAT TO KNOW
• Tsunami warnings may come via radio, television, text message, person-to-person contact from emergency responders or NOAA weather radios.
• Move away from the beach and inland toward higher ground.
• Use your phone only for life-threatening emergencies.
• Stay away from coastal areas until officials announce it is safe to return.
For more information about the TsunamiReady program, visit