Tsunami Safety Tips (Part I)

Tsunami’s move quick so you need to be prepared.

What are the best things to do when a tsunami hits? How can you get ready for a tsunami? This article takes a look at tsunami safety and gives you helpful tips to aid you to prepare and survive.

Tsunamis are deadly natural disasters that usually happen after some type of huge geological event in or near a major body of water. The real danger of tsunamis is that they can move rapidly and overwhelm popular areas without any notice.

Be Prepared for a Tsunami

If you are going to places that are known to be tsunami hotspots, it’s critical to be ready. Inside your travel pack, be sure you keep an emergency kit in case you have to make a run in the middle of the night.

Stock water, food, climate-appropriate clothing, and if possible, a first aid kit.  Keep it filled with plenty of essentials for a couple of days. Though, try your best to keep it light so you can carry it and run in an instant. You may need it if you have to.

Run up the Hill

If the feeling is that a tsunami is about to hit your area, it’s better to be safe than sorry or underwater. That’s why it is important to be ready and to have the things that will help you survive.

The three crucial signs you can use to detect an impending tsunami are:

  • Feeling tremors and shakes underfoot
  • The water begins to recede
  • If you hear a huge roar from the ocean

Also, be alert to any warnings made by local authorities.

Tsunamis can hit really, really fast after an earthquake. The higher you can get up a hill, the better. If you possess a light emergency pack, you will travel quicker. You don’t want to be hampered down with a big suitcase.