• Tsunami Preparedness Week March 22-28, 2015

    March 22 – 28, 2015 is Tsunami Preparedness Week. A tsunami is a series of large ocean waves usually caused by a major earthquake on the sea floor, a landslide or volcanic activity and can strike any ocean shoreline. When tsunami waves enter shallow water, they rise to form a mass of moving water called “run up.” Run-up, which can be many feet high, can rush onto the shore striking the coast with tremendous and destructive force. If you are on the shore or in a low coastal area, you should know that a tsunami could arrive within minutes after the earth shakes.

    If you are in a coastal area and you feel a strong earthquake do the following: Drop, cover and hold on. You should first protect yourself from the earthquake and after the shaking stops, move quickly to higher ground away from the coast. Be prepared for aftershocks, which can happen frequently and monitor local news and NOAA weather via a portable radio for the latest updates. Have a plan in mind to meet your loved ones at a specific location in a safe area.

    To find out if your home, school, workplace, or other frequently visited places are in a tsunami hazard area, or for more information on Tsunami awareness and preparation, please visit: www.tsunami.gov or www.calema.ca.gov.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on March 20, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News

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