What to do before a tsunami
- Find out if your home is in a danger area by knowing the distance it is from the coast.
- If you live in a low-lying area for instance near to the beach learn the quickest way to get to high ground. A safe area would be at least 30m (~100 feet) above sea level and 3 km (~ 2 miles) inland. Teach and practice the evacuation plan with all family members.
- Discuss tsunamis with your family and friends. Everyone should know what to do in case all members are not together.
- Emergency items such as canned foods, medication, flashlights, battery-operated radios, bottled water and First Aid kits should be readily available and working properly.