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Survive a Tsunami

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#* ''Make a personal [[Make a Survival Pack|survival pack]]'' for each person in the family, and a family survival pack with common items for everyone. Include a supply of necessary medications for each member of the family. Don't forget survival items for your pets.
 
#* ''Make a personal [[Make a Survival Pack|survival pack]]'' for each person in the family, and a family survival pack with common items for everyone. Include a supply of necessary medications for each member of the family. Don't forget survival items for your pets.
 
# Develop an evacuation plan. An evacuation plan must be prepared in advance to be of use. In developing one, consider your family, your workplace, your school, and your wider community. If necessary, begin to develop a community-wide evacuation plan if nothing is being done in your community. Take the initiative to start developing the plan, and involve local authorities and other residents. Lack of evacuation plans and local warning systems put you, your family and your entire community at increased risk for injury or death during and after a tsunami. These are the things that should be part of a successful evacuation plan:[[Image:Survive a Tsunami Step 3.jpg|center]]
 
# Develop an evacuation plan. An evacuation plan must be prepared in advance to be of use. In developing one, consider your family, your workplace, your school, and your wider community. If necessary, begin to develop a community-wide evacuation plan if nothing is being done in your community. Take the initiative to start developing the plan, and involve local authorities and other residents. Lack of evacuation plans and local warning systems put you, your family and your entire community at increased risk for injury or death during and after a tsunami. These are the things that should be part of a successful evacuation plan:[[Image:Survive a Tsunami Step 3.jpg|center]]
#* Discuss with family, and colleagues the various options for evacuation. Know, for example, where you might reunite with your loved ones should a tsunami hit.<ref>https://ift.tt/3ae1b8d>
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#* Discuss with family, and colleagues the various options for evacuation. Know, for example, where you might reunite with your loved ones should a tsunami hit.
 
#* Conduct practice drills to ensure that all members of the community are clear about what they need to do and where they need to go during a safety evacuation.
 
#* Conduct practice drills to ensure that all members of the community are clear about what they need to do and where they need to go during a safety evacuation.
 
#* Include a plan that can ensure a head count of every single member of the community; ensure that assistance for disabled or ill persons can be provided.
 
#* Include a plan that can ensure a head count of every single member of the community; ensure that assistance for disabled or ill persons can be provided.
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=== Evacuating After a Tsunami Hits ===
 
=== Evacuating After a Tsunami Hits ===
 
#  Abandon belongings. If a tsunami hits, ''save lives, not possessions''. Trying to retrieve things and belongings may hamper your escape by causing you to lose valuable time. Grab your safety pack, something to keep you warm, your family and leave immediately. Tsunami survivors act quickly, and usually, don't bother with trying to save possessions.[[Image:Survive a Tsunami Step 8.jpg|center]]
 
#  Abandon belongings. If a tsunami hits, ''save lives, not possessions''. Trying to retrieve things and belongings may hamper your escape by causing you to lose valuable time. Grab your safety pack, something to keep you warm, your family and leave immediately. Tsunami survivors act quickly, and usually, don't bother with trying to save possessions.[[Image:Survive a Tsunami Step 8.jpg|center]]
# Move inland and to high ground. The first thing you should try to do, if possible, is to move ''away'' from the coast, lagoons or other bodies of water, towards higher ground and even into hills or mountains. Move until you are either inland or above sea level.<ref>https://ift.tt/3ae1b8d> [[Image:99723 12.jpg|center|416px]]
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# Move inland and to high ground. The first thing you should try to do, if possible, is to move ''away'' from the coast, lagoons or other bodies of water, towards higher ground and even into hills or mountains. Move until you are either inland or above sea level. [[Image:99723 12.jpg|center|416px]]
 
#*Expect roads to be totally wiped out by a tsunami.<ref>https://ift.tt/2NwCcU6> If you're planning on using roads to get where you need to go, think again. In a full-blown tsunami, many roads will be wiped out, either by the seismic activity of the earthquake or by the tsunami itself. Have a good sense of the general direction you want to be heading in, and consider keeping a [[Use a Compass|compass]] in your survival pack.
 
#*Expect roads to be totally wiped out by a tsunami.<ref>https://ift.tt/2NwCcU6> If you're planning on using roads to get where you need to go, think again. In a full-blown tsunami, many roads will be wiped out, either by the seismic activity of the earthquake or by the tsunami itself. Have a good sense of the general direction you want to be heading in, and consider keeping a [[Use a Compass|compass]] in your survival pack.
 
# Climb an evacuation tower. If you cannot head inland because you are trapped, head up. A tsunami evacuation tower is a tower designed to withstand a tsunami.  The walls of the tower are designed to break away, allowing water to pass through while preventing large debris from toppling the tower.[[Image:Survive a Tsunami Step 6.jpg|center]]
 
# Climb an evacuation tower. If you cannot head inland because you are trapped, head up. A tsunami evacuation tower is a tower designed to withstand a tsunami.  The walls of the tower are designed to break away, allowing water to pass through while preventing large debris from toppling the tower.[[Image:Survive a Tsunami Step 6.jpg|center]]


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