Tsunami Survival Guide By: Medha

Tsunami Warnings

Medha's Survival Guide ( Tsunami )

Chapter 1: Preparing in advance

1. If you have heard in the news or from someone that there is going to be a tsunami, be prepared in advance.

2. Be aware if a tsunami has already hit your place in the past.

3. Make sure you take your first aid kit with you and other essential items just incase of any need.

4. Develop an evacuation plan so when it occurs you know what you are going to do and it's good plan everything in advance.

Tsunami

Chapter 2: Recognising the Telltale Tsunami Signs

1. Be especially careful after an earthquake.

2. Look out for a rapid rise and fall in coastal waters.

3. Watch for animals leaving the area or behaving odd.

4. Pay attention to community and government warnings.

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Chapter 3: Evacuating After a Tsunami Hits

1. If your belongings are left behind think if you or your stuff are even important. Yes the answer is your lives which is more important

2. Move inland, and to high ground. The first thing you should try to do, if possible, is to move away from the coast.

3. Climb high. If you cannot head inland because you are trapped, head up.

4. If you can't climb any of those, climb a sturdy tree.

5. React quickly if you are caught up in the water.

Chapter 4: Surviving the Aftermath of a Tsunami

1. Try to get reliable information. Listen to the radio for updates on what is happening.

2. Wait for local authorities to issue an "All Clear."

3. Even if the tsunami is over still know that survival continues.

4. If your local authorities have not put action plans into place, suggest that they do so.

Chapter 5: How common tsunamis are

1. On the average, 2 tsunamis occur per year throughout the world.

2. Approximately every 15 years a destructive, ocean-wide tsunami occurs.

Chapter 6: Where tsunamis occur

1. Tsunamis most frequently occur in countries bordering the Pacific Ocean around the Pacific Rim.

2. This area also covers the region referred to as the Ring of Fire, a place known for severe tectonic-plate shifts.

3. The earthquakes caused by the plates movement set the water in motion to create tsunami-strength waves.

Chapter 7: Major causes of tsunami

1. The effects of a tsunami include loss of human and animal life.

2. Devastating property damage.

3. Severe flooding and disease.

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