Plan an evacuation route from your home, school, workplace, or any other place you frequently visit that is in the inundation zone.
Learn the natural warning signs of a tsunami:
FEEL the ground shaking severely, or for a long time.
SEE an unusual disappearance of water, or oncoming wall of water.
HEAR a loud roaring sound coming from the ocean.
Prepare emergency kits for your home, automobile, and workplace.
Make a family communication plan.
Be aware and informed.
Purchase a hand crank (or battery operated) flashlight and radio, or purchase a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radio receiver with an alert feature and Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) to keep you informed of Tsunami Watches and Warnings.
If you are at the beach or near the ocean, and you feel the earth shake:
Evacuate immediately inland to higher ground, and take shelter. If you are unable to quickly move inland then a high, multi-story, reinforced concrete building may provide a safe refuge on the third floor and above.
DO NOT wait for official evacuation orders.
RUN if you see a tsunami coming!
Stay away from rivers and streams that lead to the ocean due to strong tsunami wave action and currents.
After a Tsunami
Follow the advice of local emergency and law enforcement authorities. DO NOT return until local authorities say it is safe.
If the tsunami was generated by a local earthquake, be alert for aftershocks and stay tuned to local radio and television broadcasts for emergency information and recovery assistance.