Explainer: Tips to survive a tsunami

Explainer: Tips to survive a tsunami

Today, November 5, marks the World Tsunami Awareness Day.

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KAMI learned that there are some tips to survive a tsunami.

In a Facebook post by the Philippine Star, the signs to look out for are the following:

  • A felt earthquake
  • Unusual sea-level
  • Rumbling sound of approaching waves

How to prepare for a tsunami?

According to the Red Cross, some steps can be done to brace one’s self before the tsunami. Here are some tips:

  • Make and ready your emergency preparedness kit
  • Create a household evacuation plan
  • Be informed of the community’s risk and response plans

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What to do?

To escape the tsunami, go as high and as far as you can. Do not stay in low-lying areas after a felt earthquake.

Do not go down the beach to watch for a tsunami. If a person can see the wave, it will be hard to escape.

It is also important to know the difference between a tsunami warning and a tsunami watch.

A tsunami warning means that a tsunami may have generated or could be close to the area.

On the other hand, a tsunami watch means a tsunami has not been verified yet. However, it could exist and it may be at least an hour away.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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