Grant That Funds Programs To Get Alaskans To Higher Ground During Tsunamis May Be Cut

$700,000 Alaskan Tsunami Hazard Grant In Danger Of Being Cut  Earthquake, Volcano & Tsunami Zones. (U.S. Geological Survey)  The Nationa...

$700,000 Alaskan Tsunami Hazard Grant In Danger Of Being Cut 

Earthquake, Volcano & Tsunami Zones. (U.S. Geological Survey) 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has said that it would like to eliminate a $700,000 a year Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program grant in Alaska.

The grant is used for research, public education, maps of danger zones and other vital activities.

Of greatest concern if it is dismantled is that the loss of funding will cut the ability to effectively communicate to the public when there's danger of a tidal wave, according to a story on Alaska Public Media on April 4th. 

The federal budget for 2025 will probably try to drop the program, but Congress may be able to keep it alive, according to Alaska Public Media. 

Tsunamis are a major threat in coastal zones of the "Ring of Fire" – the volcano and earthquake line of danger that rims the Pacific Ocean. 

Hawaii and Alaska have the highest level of tsunami activity in America. 

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