• If possible, stay tuned to a radio, or television or log on to the SRC website to get the latest emergency information.
  • Help injured or trapped persons.
  • Keep out of stagnant water.
  • Open windows and doors to help dry buildings.
  • Shovel mud while it is still moist to give walls and floors an opportunity to dry.
  • Stay out of damaged buildings. Return home only when authorities say it is safe.
  • Check food supply and test drinking water.
  • Fresh food that has come in contact with flood water may be contaminated and should be thrown out.
  • Check for damage to sewer and water lines.

Contributing sources:
UNESCO IOC International Tsunami Information Center
University of West Indies Seismic Research Centre

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