Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Resources: Tsunami Education

A collaboration of agencies, including the United States Geological Survey and UNESCO/IOC-NOAA International Tsunami Information Centre have produced a helpful video outlining the basics of tsunami's and how to protect yourself. The video, available on Youtube, could potentially be a useful resource in educating vulnerable communities about the actions to take in the event of a tsunami warning. For some communities there is often very little warning and so a rapid response is crucial. Effective planning and education such as understanding the links between earthquakes and tsunamis can give vital extra time. Simple steps such as clear street signs and identifying and practicing using routes to get inland and upland are also vital steps.

Other helpful Tsunami Education resources can be found at...