Although rare, tsunamis can strike the San Luis Obispo County coastline. The best way you can prepare your family for a tsunami is to teach them the warning signals.
To Prepare for a Tsunami
- Determine the risk of tsunami at your home. Click here.
- Know the signs of an imminent tsunami: receding water, possible roaring sound, earthquake. After any of these signs, you should move to higher ground immediately.
During a Tsunami
- If you do not have time to escape inland, get as high as you can. Take refuge in a tall, sturdy building and hold on.
- Once the water recedes, do not return to the coast. Tsunamis are a series of waves. More may strike.