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During a tsunami

*Follow the evacuation order issued by authorities and evacuate immediately. Take your animals with you.*Move inland to higher ground immediately.*Stay away from the beach. Never go down to the beach to watch a tsunami come in. If you can see the wave you are too close to escape it.*Remember to help your neighbors who may require special assistance - infants, elderly people, and individuals with access or functional needs.

About the tsunamis

Tsunamis are a series of enormous waves created by an underwater disturbance such as an earthquake, landslide, volcanic eruption, or meteorite. A tsunami can move hundreds of miles per hour in the open ocean and smash into land with waves as high as 100 feet or more. All tsunamis are potentially dangerous. Drowning is the most common cause of death associated with a tsunami. Other hazards include flooding, contamination of drinking water, and fires from gas lines or ruptured tanks.


Before a tsunami

The following are things you can do to protect yourself from a tsunami:*To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit*Create and practice an evacuation plan for your family. Familiarity may save your life. *Be aware telephone lines during a tsunami*Know the height of your street above sea level and the distance of your street from the coast or other high-risk waters. Evacuation orders may be based on these numbers.

FoodClear water1 first-aid kitDry, warm clothesSmall lamp and batteriesClothesRadio on batteriesInflatable pillowmobile phoneBlanketsUtility knifeEmergency stock of moneyCopies of important documents


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