Humboldt State’s geology department is raising awareness about the frequency and danger of tsunamis and earthquakes, which are known as a “natural warning”. Knowing what to do in the event of a tsunami can help avoid a repeat of the 2004 tsunami where 200,000 people lost their lives.
Humboldt State is trying to educate the public by letting them know that tsunamis are just as dangerous as earthquakes. Booklets were placed in the Sunday papers of Northern California counties.
The article from PressDemocrat.com reports rangers, air patrol planes, emergency first responders, and radio and TV warning will be given, in addition to the natural warnings, to let the public know about the impending danger. The report also provides examples of when tsunamis have hit U.S. ground.
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Tips for preparing for a disaster like tsunami or water damage include:
- Strengthen your home before the next disaster and make and necessary repairs. This includes making repairs to a building’s foundation.
- Make sure you are covered, insurance-wise.
- Make an emergency preparedness plan that includes children and people with special needs.
- Plan and know area tsunami evacuation routes.
- Protect personal belongings. Anchor bookshelves, water heaters, wood burning stoves, and propane tanks.
After a tsunami, one needs to check their home and business for water damage. Water damage needs to be dried and remediated immediately to prevent mold damage.
Water damage in the cold winter months can damage property even more.
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