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Tsunami

Tsunami are waves generated by earthquake, volcanic eruptions and underwater landslides.
When earthquake jolts the ocean floor, the sudden dislocation of the sea bed occurs and the resulting displacement of water can produce one or more huge, destructive waves, known collectively as a Tsunami. The sea waves rise to several meters and may reach the coast within a few minutes.

Effects

It causes flooding and disrupts transportation, power communication and water supply.

Before

  1. Build an emergency kit.
  2. Make a family communications plan.
  3. If you see the water pull back from the shore out to sea very quickly, get away from the area immediately.
  4. There are four levels of tsunami alerts issued by the tsunami warning centers for United States and Canadian coastlines:
  5. Tsunami Warning: Take Action—Danger! Follow instructions from local officials. Evacuation is recommended. Move to high ground or inland (away from the water).
  6. Tsunami Advisory: Take Action. Stay out of the water and away from beaches and waterways. Follow instructions from local officials.
  7. Tsunami Watch: Be Aware. A distant earthquake has occurred. A tsunami is possible. Stay tuned for more information. Be prepared to take action if necessary.
  8. Tsunami Information Statement: Relax. An earthquake has occurred, or a tsunami warning, advisory or watch has been issued for another part of the ocean. Most information statements indicate there is no threat of a destructive tsunami.
  9. Listen to evacuation orders and leave the area immediately if told to do so.
  10. Take any pets with you.
  11. Move inland (away from the ocean) and towards higher ground.
  12. Stay away from the beach. Never go down to the water to watch a tsunami come in. If you can see the wave, you are too close to escape it.
  13. If you see the water pull back from the shore out to sea very quickly, get away from the area immediately.
  14. Move to the upper levels of a tall, fortified building to minimize your hazard exposure.
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After

  1. Don’t return home unless officials tell you it is safe to do so. Tsunami waves can continue for hours and the next wave may be more dangerous than the first.
  2. Carefully watch every step you take. Stay away from debris in the water. It could be dangerous because it could contain harmful chemicals or may be electrified by downed power lines
  3. Stay out of any building with water around it. Water can make floors crack or walls collapse.
  4. Text, don’t talk. Unless there’s a life-threatening situation, send a text so that you don’t tie up phone lines needed by emergency workers. Plus, texting may work even if cell service is down.
  5. Be very careful before re-entering your home or other buildings. Tsunami-driven floodwater has likely damaged the building in many ways that you can’t see. Be sure a parent or adult is with you.

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