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Tsunami Evacuation Signs

The purpose of this page is to share signage artwork and wayfinding guidance. A brief document about the history of the NTHMP's adopted evacuation signage and usage guidance is in development. Be aware, while most states and territories use similar graphics, they are not always interchangeable. Before printing and installing signs, unless otherwise noted below, interested parties should contact their state department of transportation for additional information about state and Federal Highway Administration requirements. For the U.S. territories, interested parties should contact their NTHMP emergency management member.

Alaska | California | Florida | Oregon | Puerto Rico | Washington | International


Alaska

In consultation with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has adopted standardized signs and associated procedures for use in tsunami-prone areas. Communities and land managers interested in obtaining signs should contact the Alaska State Hazard Mitigation Officer for information about the procedures. Artwork is not currently available for download.

AK Tsunami Hazard Zone sign AK Tsunami Evacuation Route sign AK Tsunami Evacuation Area sign
AK Tsunami Evacuation Shelter sign

California

The California Department of Transportation website provides tsunami sign specification drawings for these signs that others may find useful. Artwork is not currently available for download.

CA Tsunami Hazard Zone sign CA Tsunami Hazard Zone sign - simple CA Entering Tsunami Hazard Zone sign
CA Leaving Tsunami Hazard Zone sign CA Tsunami Evacuation Route sign
Federal sign EM-1a Evacuation Route (Tsunami) – See p. 363 of the Standard Highway Signs 2004 Edition, 2012 Supplement
CA Tsunami Evacuation Site sign

Florida

The State of Florida has not adopted statewide tsunami signage or procedures. An example of the signage developed by and implemented in Santa Rosa County is below. Artwork is not currently available for download.

FL Tsunami beach sign
Enlarged image
FL vertical evacuation sign

Oregon

To come


Puerto Rico

PR Zona de Peligro sign
Download: .tif (12.5 MB)

PR Entrando Zona de Peligro sign
Download: .tif (12.4 MB)

PR Saliendo Zona de Peligro sign
Download: .tif (12.3 MB)

PR Tsunami Ruta de Desalojo sign
Download: .tif (11 MB)
PR Lugar de Asamblea sign
Download: .tif (15 KB)

Washington

Interested parties should contact their county government for information. Artwork is not currently available for download.

WA Tsunami Hazard Zone sign WA Tsunami Evacuation Route sign WA Zona de Peligro de Tsunami sign
WA Ruta de Evacuacion sign

International

Examples of International Signs and Symbols




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