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February, 2012

NTHMP

Warning Coordination

Subcommittee Meeting

Agenda


Introductions


Action Item Review


Exercises


NTHMP Post
-
event Assessments


TWC Products


TWC Procedures


NTHMP Measures and Milestones


WCS Core Membership


Action Item Review


Tsunami Amplitude terminology


IOC PTWS User’s Guide Definition:


Tsunami Height
: Amplitude from predicted tide level to
the crest of the maximum wave.


EAS Activation for Tsunami Warnings

Exercises


West coast communications test


Move from Sept. to March in 2014?


March, 2012 live code tests


Sept., 2012 west coast EAS test


2014 USGS Exercise


2013 National Exercises


Date?


Exercises


Pacifex/ Lantex/ PacWave Plans


Lantex12


Two separate options


GOM slide


Atlantic slide


Pacifex12


Similar to 1964 event


KMZ overlays available


Handbook at WCATWC web site

Post
-
warning effectiveness survey


Utilized 3 times in 2011


Japan Tsunami


June Aleutian Warning


September Aleutian Warning


Three Reports Available on NTHMP web site


Post
-
warning effectiveness survey


Results


¾ Japan event responses from WA


20
-
40% of responders had rec’d large amt. of training


55
-
75% had been involved with tsunami warning


Almost all knew the correct TWC for their area


Most trusted dissem. systems


NWR
-

EAS

State


Local News


Least trusted


National News


Understanding of tsunamis


generally very good


Have safe shelter or area


47 to 100%


Post
-
warning effectiveness survey


Results


How rec’d warning

1.
Email

2.
Web Sites

3.
State system

4.
Local News

5.
National News

6.
EAS

7.
NWR

8.
LETS

9.
FAX

10.
NAWAS

11.
Other

12.
CISN

13.
EMWIN



Post
-
warning effectiveness survey


Results


Was risk to community Clear?


Yes


59%


No


10%


Do Not Know

31%


Was warning Timely?


Yes


59%


No


10%


Do Not Know

31%


Was information updated regularly?


Yes


56%


No


13%


Do Not Know

31%

Post
-
warning effectiveness survey


Results


Was information clear and concise?


Yes


57%


No


12%


Do Not Know

31%


Did warning give proper response guidance?


Yes


50%


No


9%


Do Not Know

41%


Did being TsunamiReady help response?


Yes


81%


No


2%


Do Not Know/NA

17%

Post
-
warning effectiveness survey


Lessons Learned


Need better participation!


Update questions


Group as laid out in report


Change “trust” points with categories as in report


Don’t allow answers if question doesn’t pertain.


Use Survey Monkey?


Report Writing




Tsunami Products


Last year’s updates


Product Improvement Team


Tsunami Travel Times… Include in TIS?


Estimate of length of danger time


Tsunami Local Statement


PTWC Domestic Product update


Inundation Map
and Currents Update



Forecast/Observation Table





MEASUREMENTS AND/OR FORECASTS OF TSUNAMI ACTIVITY





SITE LAT LON ARRIVAL TIME FCST AMP OBS AMP


--------------------------------------------------------------------


CANADA



HALIFAX
-
NS 44.7N 63.6W 2018EDT JUL 27 6.6F/2.0M 6.8F/2.1M



LOCKEPORT
-
NS 43.7N 65.1W 2244ADT JUL 27 3.3F/1.0M


NEW YORK



MONTAUK 41.1N 72.0W 2150EDT JUL 27 1.2F/0.4M


VIRGINIA



VIRGINIA BCH 36.9N 76.0W
2150EDT JUL 27
1.5F/0.5M






LAT


LATITUDE/ N
-
NORTH, S
-
SOUTH/



LON


LONGITUDE/ E
-
EAST, W
-
WEST/



ARRIVAL TIME


EXPECTED TIME OF INITIAL TSUNAMI ARRIVAL



FCST AMP


FORECAST TSUNAMI AMPLITUDE ABOVE AMBIENT SEA LEVEL.



OBS AMP


OBSERVED TSUNAMI AMPLITUDE ABOVE AMBIENT SEA LEVEL.



IT IS ...NOT... CREST
-
TO
-
TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT.



VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS/M/ AND FEET/F/.


Tsunami Procedures


Tsunami Information Statements


When to Issue?


Major Warning level of Alert




WCS Milestone Status


NTHMP strategic plan WCS items


Annual table top exercise by 2010


DONE


Develop decision support tools for emergency responders
by 2013


ONGOING WITH WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT


PROVIDE DIRECT DECISION SUPPORT FROM TWCs TO
PRIMARY CUSTOMERS DURING EVENT



WCS Milestone Status


NTHMP strategic plan WCS items


All states with high/very high hazard create high
-
level
structure to address tsunami response by 2012


Hawaii


Tsunami Technical Review Committee


California


Tsunami Steering Committee


Oregon
-

Yes


Washington


State/Local Working Group


Alaska


Puerto Rico


Tsunami Technical Review Committee


USVI
-

???


American Samoa


Guam


WCS Milestone Status


NTHMP strategic plan WCS items


Increase percentage of monthly TWC comms test
responses to 90% by 2013


97% OVERALL IN 2011


Conduct annual E2E comms test of the TWS


LIVE CODE TESTS CONDUCTED IN THREE STATES/TERR.
PRESENTLY


Develop post
-
event review process by 2009


SURVEYS DEVELOPED BY WCS MEMBERS IN 2009


IMPLEMENTATION PLAN DEVELOPED


WCS Milestone Status


NTHMP strategic plan WCS items


Conduct post
-
event reviews within one year of a tsunami
warning


THREE SURVEYS CONDUCTED IN 2011


Develop inventory of local warning dissemination
capabilities by 2010


INCLUDED IN MES SURVEY


Develop inventory of local warning reception capabilities
by 2010


INCLUDED IN MES SURVEY


WCS Milestone Status


NTHMP strategic plan generic items


Annually increase to baseline developed above by 10%.


TRACK WITH SEMI ANNUAL REPORTS


Complete 90% of action items from subcommittee
meetings


CLOSE THIS YEAR


89%


Conduct one in
-
person meeting per year


MEET AGAIN DURING NEXT ANNUAL MEETING


Revise Terms of Reference to implement Strat. Plan
measures and milestones by 2009.


CONSIDER INCLUSION OF CTWP/ITIC MGRs.


Funds Required


NONE REQUESTED


New Actions


Special team for Tsunami Advisory EAS


JS, KM, KR, MB, TN, CP, JL


Rizzo Lead


Provide rec. by May 1


Product format changes


Implement 10
-
701 changes to message format


TWCs work ideas from PIT into messages and send
prototypes to WCS Core for review


Amplitude to Tsunami Height


Proposed change sent to Core Members for review


Kevin M to provide CA input on move of comms
test to March,


Depending on CA input, propose date for 2014



New Actions


Establish date and scenario for 2013 Exercises


Christa to suggest March 20, 2013 to Carib ICG and will
respond to co
-
Chairs


PW to suggest March 27, 2013 to WCS Core for review


Create 2013 Exercise Handbooks


ITIC to keep WCS informed on plans for PacWave
2013


Re
-
post effectiveness survey (3/2011) around
anniversary


Implement update to survey process



New Actions


Posting Tsunami Travel Times during event:


Chris Gregg to question focus groups and respond to
WCS


WCATWC to evaluate and propose updated TIS
criteria for west coast/PR
-
VI


Schedule conference calls at specific and
predictable times