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As a result of the many earthquakes in California, people near large bodies of water need to stay aware of the potential for a tsunami, especially because of the long term environmental impact. A tsunami is long and high sea wave caused by earthquakes, underwater landslides, or other disturbances. Like an earthquake, tsunamis are unpredictable and can occur any time. Below are resources on what to do before, during, and after a tsunami.

Resources

American Red Cross: Tsunami External link opens in new window or tab.
Information on preparedness before, during and after a tsunami.

California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES): Tsunami Preparedness External link opens in new window or tab.
Information on how to tell when a tsunami is approaching and what you can do to prepare.

Center for Disease Control (CDC): Tsunamis External link opens in new window or tab.
Information on health, food and water safety concerns after a tsunamis.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Tsunami Information Sheet External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
How to stay safe when a tsunami threatens.

Ready.gov - Tsunamis External link opens in new window or tab.
General information on preparedness during a tsunami.

Ready.gov Kids - Tsunamis External link opens in new window or tab.
General information to keeps kids safe from a tsunamis.

University of California Natural Resources and Agriculture: Tsunamis Safety Notes External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
Tsunami detection and safety information.

Questions:   Lesley Taylor | EmergencyServices@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0559
Last Reviewed: Monday, November 18, 2019
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