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The Oregon Coast is a favorite summertime destination, but while you are packing your sunscreen and flip-flops, you might want to take a few moments to download and pack the latest earthquake and tsunami evacuation maps for Oregon's coastal communities.

5-tsunami-evacuation-sign_small.jpgEve Epstein / OPBA "Tsunami Evacuation Route" marker is embedded in the road in Lincoln City.

The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) offers a series of tsunami evacuation maps for communities along the Oregon coast, designed to help people identify evacuation routes and assembly areas developed by local emergency authorities. The maps, which are available for free online in PDF format, incorporate all the best tsunami science that is available today, including updated computer simulation models from recent global earthquakes and tsunamis.

For more information on Oregon tsunami zones and preparedness, including evacuation phone apps and survival kits, visit the Oregon Tsunami Clearinghouse.

This story originally appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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