PSA BY: Stuti and Alondra
Characteristics of a Tsunami
- Normally, a tsunami appears as a rapidly advancing or receding tide.
- In some cases, a bore (wall of water) or series of breaking waves may form.
- Sometimes a tsunami causes the water near the shore to recede, exposing the ocean floor, then the wave crest comes with a high speed.
How is a Tsunami formed?
Tsunamis are formed when an earthquake occurs on a plate boundary below the ocean. Also volcanic eruptions, submarine landslides, coastal Rick falls, weather (squalls, tornados, thunderstorms, etc.) can also create tsunamis.
Pictures of Tsunamis
Once a tsunami has been formed, there is no way to stop it; but natural barriers such as coral reef can help slow it down. There is not way to prevent a tsunami once it starts it stops its self
- Plan an evacuation route that leads to higher ground.
- Never stay near shore to watch a tsunami come in.
- A tsunami is not a single wave, but a series of waves. Stay out of danger areas until an "all-clear" is issued by competent authority
- Prepare a safety backpack
- Identify the danger zones, safe areas and the Assembly
What to do if caught in a Tsunami
- Use a NOAA Weather Radio or tune to a Coast Guard emergency frequency station or a local radio or television station for updated emergency information.
- Locate household members and review evacuation plans. Be ready to move quickly if a tsunami warning is issued.
- If you hear an official tsunami warning or detect signs of a tsunami, evacuate at once.
- Take your emergency preparedness kit. Having supplies will make you more comfortable during the evacuation.
- Take your pets with you. If it is not safe for you, it’s not safe for them.
- Get to higher ground as far inland as possible. Watching a tsunami could put you in grave danger. If you can see the wave, you are too close to escape it
- listen to the people that are trying to help you