Evaluating warning and disaster response capacity in the tourism sector in Long Beach and Ocean Shores, Washington, USA

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Johnston, D.M.; Leonard, G.S.; Becker, J.S.; Saunders, W.S.A.; Gowan, M.E. 2009 Evaluating warning and disaster response capacity in the tourism sector in Long Beach and Ocean Shores, Washington, USA. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: GNS Science. GNS Science report 2009/10 9 p.

Abstract: This study builds on previous research in Long Beach and Ocean Shores, Washington, USA. It presents the key results of face to face survey research and focus groups undertaken during May 2008, exploring a range of issues around tsunami preparedness in the tourism sector and the wider community. A range of suggestions are made for improving: (1) public education and staff training; (2) tsunami warning system and testing; and (3) tsunami evacuation options. (auth)