A tsunami is a series of water waves caused by the displacement of a large volume of water. Tsunamis typically occur in the ocean and can have devastating effects on coastal regions. If you live near the beach or any other low lying coastal area you can be effected by the wrath of a tsunami. Here are a few tips to keep you and your family safe in the event of a tsunami.
- Know what the official tsunami warnings are for your area.
- Stay up to date on the latest tsunami evacuation routes.
- Know the warning signs of an incoming tsunami, these may include: earthquakes followed by the ground shaking for more than 20 minutes and water receding from the shoreline
- In the event of a tsunami immediately seek higher ground!