Volcanoes, icebergs, and asteroids (OH MY)
Don’t forget the can opener!
Create an easy-to-use way for people to develop their own, custom checklists – both items and plans – for specific kinds of disasters. Use NASA images, videos, or data visualizations to illustrate each disaster type, to help people understand how to prepare.
Tsunami or tidal wave is a long, high ocean wave caused by an earthquake or undersea volcanic eruptions. Out in the depths of the ocean, tsunami waves do not dramatically increase in height. But as the waves travel inland, they build up to higher and higher heights as the depth of the ocean decreases. Tsunami waves may travel as fast as jet planes over deep waters, only slowing down when reaching shallow waters. A tsunami is actually a series of waves. Often the initial wave is not the largest. In fact, the largest wave may not occur for several hours. There may also be more than one series of tsunami waves if a very large earthquake triggers local landslides which in turn trigger additional tsunamis.
How to survive a tsunami?
Before the tsunami:
During the tsunami:
After the tsunami:
After the tsunami is done you should be as careful or even more careful because there are a lot of dangers: from ready to fall buildings to contaminated water.
The kit should be personalized according to your special needs for example health issues, allergies etc.
Prepare in advance by assembling emergency kits-bags with at least a 3-day supply for each family member. The kit should include:
The basic formula to remember when packing your kits-bag is : Your ideal target kits-bag weight goal is 10% of your body weight. The maximum you should attempt to carry is %20. For example, if you weight 200 lbs. then 10% of 200 = 20 lbs.
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