How To Survive Tsunamis?

How To Survive Tsunamis?

Hurricanes, typhoons, and tsunamis are the most destructive disasters to hit the Earth in recent times. Tsunamis form out of the surging water that results from a large volcano eruption or earthquake. These towering waves can produce powerful waves as large as a hundred feet, which can wash away buildings and cause great destruction. It is usually these strong waves that cause destruction.

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How To Survive Tsunamis?

Japan Tsunamis

The deadliest tsunami in recorded history was the historic earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2020. This devastating event killed over 22,000 people and caused thousands of deaths in the other regions. The tsunami was caused by a small island located off the coast of northeast Japan, called Tsunami Island. A seismic fault ruptured under the island, and the resultant powerful wave swept through the nearby cities and villages.

Dravidian Tsunami

One example is the Dravidian tsunami which struck India and Sri Lanka in 1962. This tsunami lasted for four days. The wave reached a height of twelve feet. All the major towns and cities of northern India were inundated and there was no escaping the devastating effect of the tsunami. Some examples of the destruction caused include.

To begin with, if you live near an area where a tsunami has recently occurred you must be prepared. Be aware of the possibility of a tsunami and make sure your house is properly protected. If you live on land and not in a house then you must use a tarpaulin, this will act as a barrier to protect the land. You should then take steps to protect yourself as well as your belongings and your loved ones from the tsunami.

How To Survive Tsunamis?
How To Survive Tsunamis?

However, you must not assume that the waves will only reach you from the shore. Tsunamis can travel inland and may enter coastal areas. This is why you need to protect your house as much as possible. You can use a seawall or a sea wall. You can also purchase protective beach sandals that protect your feet and the upper part of your body from the waves.

The next thing you need to do is to find a way to remove the seaweed which is clinging to the walls of your house, car, and boat and has been clinging to the exterior of your house as seawater seeps into the foundations. All of this seaweed can cause extensive damage to your home. You need to remove it and wash it off with a hose or a sprayer. If it is a huge seaweed, then you should use a garden sprayer in a high-pressure setting.

Travel Inland Tsunamis

Tsunamis are dangerous because they can travel inland. Therefore, building cavities and hiding under low lying objects will allow the tsunami to move in without difficulty. If you find yourself in a place where the tsunami has not yet hit, then you need to move to higher ground immediately. If you have not moved, you should seek refuge in a water tank or in a building that has been securely built in a basement. A tsunami can push under a wide range of objects such as a garden shed, a car, truck, boat, and even a house. These objects can become buried under the ground and cannot be seen by the naked eye.

Do not attempt to enter a moving vehicle or a building until the tsunami has passed. There may be life-threatening situations ahead, and you could be crushed or seriously injured. Remain calm, and do not try to walk into dangerous situations until you are able to safely evacuate yourself.


Buildings and homes should be equipped with floodlights to help you see if there is flooding in the building. If you see that there is flooding inside the building, then call the emergency services to check the building and ensure there is no danger to the lives of residents or passers-by. It is important to get this information to emergency services as soon as possible so that they can quickly start to help.

If you live on land, then be careful when you are walking around a tsunami-affected area as you should always be in a safe position and keep moving about this area. Always stay alert and listen to the radio and television.

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