- Construct houses/buildings as per Bureau
of Indian Standards (BIS) codes.
- Educate yourself and your family about
- Prepare an ‘emergency kit’ and make a
family communications plan.
- Know the height of your street above sea
level and the distance of your street from
the coast or other high-risk water bodies
- If you are a tourist, familiarise yourself
with local tsunami evacuation protocols.
- If an earthquake occurs and you are in a
coastal area, turn on your radio to learn if
there is a tsunami warning.
- Know your community’s warning systems
and disaster plans, including evacuation
routes. Practice evacuation through
- Identify the highest ground and the safest,
nearest, easiest way to reach the same.
Know ifthe school evacuation plan requires
you to pick your children up from school
or from any other location. Be aware that
telephone lines during a tsunami watch or
warning may be overloaded and routes to
and from schools may be jammed.
- Ensure safety - Turn off power and gas
connection; be alert for gas leaks.
- Respond quickly - Evacuate low-lying areas
and move to higher places.
- Evade illness - Drink boiled/chlorinated
- Watch your step - Stay away from sewerage
lines, gutters, sharp objects and debris.
- Don’t get electrocuted - Stay away from
electric poles and fallen power lines to
- Don’t walk/swim through flowing water
- Don’t drive through flooded areas.
- Don’t eat food that has come into contact
with flood water
- Don’t use any damaged electrical goods.
- Don’t use electrical equipment while
standing on wet floors, especially concrete.