CERT Basic Training Hazards - Tsunamis

CERT Basic Training Hazards - Tsunamis

Tsunamis CERT Basic Training Hazards A Tsunami Is An ocean wave produced by underwater earthquakes or landslides CERT Basic Training Unit 1: Tsunamis Ts-2

Tsunami Risks Flooding Contamination of drinking water Fires from ruptured tanks or gas lines Loss of vital community infrastructure Complete devastation of coastal areas Death CERT Basic Training Unit 1: Tsunamis Ts-3

Tsunami Facts 24 tsunamis have caused damage in U.S. and territories during past 224 years Wave height ranges: inches to 100+ feet Tsunamis can travel upstream in coastal estuaries and rivers Damaging waves as high as 60 feet extending inland from immediate coast First wave of tsunami is usually not largest CERT Basic Training Unit 1: Tsunamis

Ts-4 Tsunami Preparedness Know risk and coastal clues Plan and practice evacuation routes Discuss tsunamis with your family Talk to your insurance agent Use NOAA Weather Radio CERT Basic Training Unit 1: Tsunamis

Ts-5 Protecting Property Avoid living within several hundred feet of coastline Elevate coastal homes Consult with professional CERT Basic Training Unit 1: Tsunamis Ts-6

Tsunami Preparedness If strong, coastal earthquake occurs: Drop, cover, and hold When shaking stops, evacuate quickly to higher ground away from coast, up to two miles inland Gather your family Leave everything else behind Avoid downed power lines, buildings, and bridges CERT Basic Training Unit 1: Tsunamis

Ts-7 If a Warning is Issued If in tsunami risk area, evacuate immediately Follow instructions issued by local authorities Get to higher ground as far inland as possible Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or Coast Guard emergency frequency station Return home only after local officials tell you that it is safe If already out on ocean, be sure to get as far from coast as possible

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