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.
American Red Cross: Tsunami
Information on preparedness before, during and after a tsunami.
California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES): Tsunami Preparedness
Information on how to tell when a tsunami is approaching and what you can do to prepare.
Center for Disease Control (CDC): Tsunamis
Information on health, food and water safety concerns after a tsunamis.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Tsunami Information Sheet
How to stay safe when a tsunami threatens.
Ready.gov - Tsunamis
General information on preparedness during a tsunami.
Ready.gov Kids - Tsunamis
General information to keeps kids safe from a tsunamis.
University of California Natural Resources and Agriculture: Tsunamis Safety Notes
Tsunami detection and safety information.