This publication of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides background information about the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program. More specifically, "the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program (NTHMP) is a Federal and State program designed to protect people and reduce property losses in the event of a tsunami. Led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the NTHMP consists of other primary participants, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and State emergency management and geoscience agencies from Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washing-ton. This program is currently expanding to include 17 new coastal U.S. States, Territories, and Commonwealths at some level of risk to tsunamis along the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, and elsewhere in the Pacific Ocean."
FEMA Mitigation Directorate Spring/Summer 2008
Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov