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Tsunami warnings and safety steps

Millions were under tsunami warnings after the Tonga volcano eruption last week. What exactly does that mean, and what should you do when an alert is issued?  Make sure you're staying updated with reliable information sources. See the previous post for more on where and how to stay up-to-speed.  Have your go-bag and emergency plan at the ready. Typically for tsunamis you want to move inland and seek higher ground, like a hilltop.   Understand your risk based on where you are. I live a few miles from the ocean in San Francisco, so I have a different level of risk than those living beachside. If you live in an area that can be threatened by tsunamis, look at your community's...

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