Awoken by the tsunami alarms on Oahu early last Saturday morning, we turned on the TV to find out what was going on. We learned to look in the phone book for “inundation” maps, that we had plenty of time to get groceries and water, that we should fill the tub with water so we could flush should the power go out, and that our 30th floor hotel room was just the right place to be.
Oahu safety forces had areas filled with tourists well prepared and the processes to eliminate loss of life and minimize property damage were executed without a flaw (ignoring the idiot on the surfboard who thought it would be “cool”).
Few organizations have such a well planned and communicated safety plan in case of emergency. Perhaps they should. Is your organization well prepared?