Weather Service deems Oxnard 'tsunami ready'

OXNARD, Calif.

The /*National Weather Service*/ says Oxnard has met its TsunamiReady Program criteria for disaster planning.

More than 80 coastal communities nationwide have become "/*tsunami*/ ready" since 2004.

Nine of them are in the Los Angeles area.

To be given the "tsunami ready" designation, a community must have a 24-hour center for receiving Weather Service warnings and activating local warning systems.

It must have multiple methods for warning the public.

It must promote readiness instruction.

And it must develop a formal tsunami plan that includes emergency exercises.

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