Thursday, March 24, 2016

Tsunami Preparedness Week - Sunday, March 27 – Saturday, April 2 2016

Tsunami Preparedness Week

Man versus Tsunami
 Tsunami Preparedness Week will be recognized on Sunday, March 27 – Saturday, April 2 to coincide with the Great Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami, which occurred on March 27, 1964.
The 1964 earthquake in Alaska registered a 9.2 magnitude. It caused more than $2.3 billion in property loss. Due to the severity of a tsunami, everyone should know how to prepare for an earthquake, and resulting tsunami especially if you live, work, or play on the coast.
Many of the actions to prepare for a tsunami are the same as preparing for other hazards such as developing a family communication plan and creating a disaster supply kit.  
The National Weather Service also provides recommendations to help protect you and your loved ones in case a tsunami ever strikes your community:
  • Find out from your local emergency management office if there are evacuation routes identified for your community;
  • Plan to evacuate to high ground or inland, away from the coast and outside of the tsunami zone;
  • Map out evacuation routes to your safe place from your home, workplace, or other places you visit frequently;
  • Practice walking your evacuation routes, including at night and in bad weather; and
  • Find out about your children’s school evacuation plans.
Check out the National Weather Service website to learn more about tsunamis and how to protect your family. 

  1. a long high sea wave caused by an earthquake, submarine landslide, or other disturbance.
    • an arrival or occurrence of something in overwhelming quantities or amounts.
      "a tsunami of data pours into the CNBC newsroom every minute of every trading day"

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