Tsunami Preparedness Information Guide for Disaster Planners
The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO
developed this guide as a basis for forming a strong community
tsunami readiness policy. It provides a general plan of action
and basic framework for dealing with the unique hazards resulting
from tsunamis. This guide outlines the construction and
maintenance of defensive structures and discusses how current
disaster prevention and emergency response planning can be
improved by using research on past tsunamis.
Each planner must take into account their community’s unique
and review their current action plans. In doing so, planners will
be able to adapt each community’s unique topography, special
circumstances, changes in
the social environment a nd scientific research to the proposed
overall strategy contained in this guide.