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Change to:   Did You Know With Tsunamis? 

  • The first wave isn’t the biggest

  • Rapid recession of water is a warning sign

  • Can travel up to 600 mph

  • Can occur following an earthquake

 

 

Did you Know?

·        Most tsunamis are not one big breaking wave that overruns the shore. They are usually a series of waves behaving similar to a rapidly rising high tide that can continue repeatedly over many hours, and even days.

·         In most cases, the first in the series of waves is not the biggest. A tsunami may start small, relatively speaking, and develop over time. People have been killed most often by subsequent waves, coming hours after the “start of tsunami.”

·        Tsunamis travel faster over the open ocean than they do toward land. In the open ocean the travel a speeds of up to 600 mph, about the speed of a jet

·        Not all tsunamis are recognizable by the fast recession of water from the shore. Only about 40% of tsunamis produce this natural warning sign.

Eating and cooking:  

q paper/plastic plates

q cups, utensils

q paper towels

q manual can opener

chlorine bleach and eye dropper 

cooking source and fuel (optional)

q matches, butane lighter

The city of Palos Verdes Estates is prepared. Rest assured that the city and the police department have a well-coordinated response plan that kicks-in immediately to aid the community and save lives. Depending upon the severity of the disaster, city resources may become strained. You are the help until help arrives. Minimize the impact by being as prepared and as self-sufficient as possible.

Health and safety:  

q first aid kit and manual

q soap, detergent

q shampoo, comb, brush

q toothbrushes, toothpaste

q medications/prescriptions

q work gloves

q sturdy shoes

q seasonal clothes

q space blanket or sleeping bag 

q tent/camping equipment

q extra eyeglasses

q hearing aid, extra batteries

q scissors, tweezers

q antiseptic wipes

Tools: 

q flashlights and extra batteries

q wrench to turn off valves

q fire extinguisher

q 20 feet of sturdy rope

q utility knife

q duct tape

q broom

q hatchet or axe

q portable radio, extra batteries

q whistle (help signal)

Sanitation:

portable toilet or bucket with lid

q toilet paper

q disinfectant, hand sanitizer

q feminine hygiene supplies

q diapers and wipes

q plastic garbage bags, twist ties

q shovel

Mobile phone accessories:

portable power bank

q phone power cord

important phone numbers

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Sanitation:

q portable toilet or bucket with lid

q toilet paper

q masks

q disinfectant, hand sanitizer

q feminine hygiene supplies

q diapers and wipes

q plastic garbage bags, twist ties

q shovel