Earthquakes occur without warning, there are no visible signs of
an impending tremor. The extensive fault system in California
puts all businesses, residents, and visitors at risk. The danger
can be mitigated with preparation.
Hospital and government entities should establish comprehensive
emergency plans for tsunami-prone communities.
The evacuation of affected individulas before the
arrival of the first tsunami wave should be a priority when a
tsunami alert is issued.
Well-developed plans rely on collaboration and simulation to
ensure relocation of affected persons to safe areas
(such as shelters) and/or planning for appropriate escape routes.
The inclusion of tsunami hazard and damage scenarios should
be included (when appropriate) to identify suitable
shelters, determine escape routes and consider
the possibility of debris accumulation which can affect
accessiblity of established routes.