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New Software Helps Plot Tsunami Escape Routes From Coastal Areas

Posted on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 12:30am

With all of the coastline in Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties, one of the potential natural disasters we face is a tsunami.

If there was a tsunami warning, how much time would people on the coast have to get to safety?

Some new software developed by researchers is hoping to answer that question, allowing users to plug in locations to calculate escape routes, and times.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story.

Click on link to listen to/download story:  Tsunami Evacuation Software

USGS Pedestrian Evacuation Analyst:  http://geography.wr.usgs.gov/science/vulnerability/tools.html

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