How do I get to inland or to high ground?
Go on foot if necessary, particularly if an earthquake has caused damage to roads, power lines, and resulted in significant debris.
* Never go to the coast to watch a tsunami. Tsunamis move faster than a person can run. If you are camping on or near the beach, you may have to abandon your campsite to go inland or to higher ground to save your life.

* Do not return to shore after the first wave. Wait for Emergency Management officials to give the "All Clear" before you return.

* If you see an unexpected rise or fall in the coastal water, a tsunami may be approaching. Do not wait - instead move inland or uphill as quickly as possible.

* Stay tuned to your radio, marine radio or NOAA Weather Radio during a disaster. Bulletins will be issued regularly through local Emergency Management officials and National Weather Service.

* Call 9-1-1 only for life threatening emergencies.

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1. What is a tsunami?
2. Where and when do tsunamis occur?
3. How do I know when to evacuate?
4. Where do I evacuate?
5. How do I get to inland or to high ground?
6. What should I do if an earthquake occurs while at the coast?
7. What can I do to protect myself from a tsunami?