Flash Updates:

Before

  • Construct houses/buildings as per Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) codes.
  • Educate yourself and your family about tsunami risk.
  • 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 identified routes.
  • 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.

During

  • 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 water.
  • 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 avoid electrocution.
  • 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.