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Tsunami Safety

A local tsunami can come on-shore within 10-15 minutes or sooner after an earthquake. Ground shaking from the earthquake may be the only warning you get. 

If you feel an earthquake...

  • Move immediately inland to high ground. Do not wait for an official siren.
  • Go on foot if at all possible.
  • Do not pack or delay.
  • Do not return to the beach for at least 12 hours. 
  • Wait for the all clear from an official source.
The City of Bandon tests the distant tsunami alert siren on the first Wednesday of each month.

There are 3 assembly areas in Bandon.

  • Bandon Community Center located at 11th St. SW (in the City Park)
  • Bandon High School on 11th St. SW
  • Jehovah's Witnesses Church on the corner of Hwy 101 and Doberman Lane.

These areas are where you can wait until the all clear signal is given.