Different causes of tsunamis - earthquakes, underwater landslides, volcanic eruptions, and asteroids.
What To Do If You Receive A Tsunami Warning:
- Get to higher ground as fast as possible. Go inland.
- Listen for local emergency alerts.
- If you are asked to evacuate, do so IMMEDIATELY.
- If you are on a boat, head out to sea facing the direction of the waves.
- Head inland if you are in the harbor.
- If you are in the water during a tsunami, look for something that will float such as a “raft, tree trunk, door.”
How To Prepare:
- Learn the different signs of a tsunami “such as an earthquake, a loud roar from the ocean, or usual ocean behavior, such as a sudden rise or wall of water or sudden draining of water showing the ocean floor.”
- Know your evacuation routes, practice it with your family whether it is from home, work, daycare, or any place you visit frequently. Have a meeting place in case you get separated. Have a family emergency contact that is out of state.
- Find a shelter that is “100 feet or more above sea level, or at least one mile inland.”
- Be sure to sign up for alerts and warnings in your community. You can receive emergency alerts from The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
- Look into getting earthquake and flood insurance.