Hospitality Industry

Oregon Coast Visitor Tsunami Awareness Program

September 30, 2014 | by Veronica Russell (source: Oregon OEM)

Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management has created a program empowering hospitality workers in coastal communities to help visitors be tsunami smart.

Visitors to the Oregon coast come from around the world and most will not know that earthquakes and tsunamis are hazards here. It is our responsibility to make sure that our visitors are safe while they are our guests.

This population is particularly vulnerable to disasters because they are separated from their normal support systems. The outcome of this project will be improved preparedness by businesses serving the visitors to the Oregon coast, and a greater awareness on the part of our guests about the hazards of earthquake and tsunami events.

The goal of the Oregon Coast Visitor Tsunami Awareness project is to enable hospitality providers to inform their guests about the tsunami hazard in a positive way, and to train professionals on how to prepare for tsunami events on the coast.

This project, funded by the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program (NTHMP), a part of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), can improve visitor awareness of the tsunami hazards and support the hospitality industry on the Oregon coast in becoming more prepared for tsunami events. Several products have been created and are being made available, free of charge to hospitality groups:

  • Hotel Room Keycards – These will be distributed by the Seaside Fire Department as part of the annual safety inspections; also available at the City of Seaside Visitors Bureau (corner of Hwy 101 and Broadway)

Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management hopes that the Oregon Tsunami Waves video will be shown widely on in-room channels, and on hotel lobby screens. The publications can be tailored to your business branding and easily added to the guest room information notebooks.

The City of Seaside Visitors Bureau encourages area business to incorporate these materials into their employee training programs, especially those positions which are dealing directly with the public. There is a disk containing all of these resources that Seaside businesses are welcome to borrow. Please call our office at (503) 738-3097 for more details about the program.

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