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Deep sea earthquakes can cause a tidal wave, or tsunami, and that's a risk we face here on the west coast. While less likely than most other types of disasters, it’s a good idea to keep tsunami in mind when assessing your home’s disaster preparedness.
Preparing for a Tsunami
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Plan ahead for severe storms is the best way to ensure everyone's safety. You may experience high winds, flash flooding, and multi-day power outages. Be prepared, stay aware of conditions around you, and stay informed to keep you and the people you care about safe.
WHEN FLOODING IS PREDICTED
A power outage, either localized or widespread, can be caused by storms or floods, downed power lines or blown transformers, and other reasons.
Take these steps in advance:
A wildfire is an unplanned fire that burns in a natural area such as a forest, grassland, prairie, or open space area. Wildfires can happen very near to developed areas, and can ruin homes, cause injuries or death, and destroy the forest or open space environment.
PG&E has noted that for public safety, they may turn off electricity in high fire-threat areas when extreme fire danger conditions occur. They will attempt to contact customers in advance, when and where possible, to allow enough time to prepare.
In just two minutes, a fire in your home can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames. Make your home fire-safe, and make sure you and your family are prepared for fire.
Our region is subject to earthquakes. Aftershocks may occur periodically for several weeks or even months. While impacts to different buildings will vary, the area near the exterior walls of a building is the most dangerous place to be during an earthquake. Windows, facades, and architectural details are often the first parts of the building to collapse. In fact, the major threat of injury during an earthquake is from falling objects and debris, and many injuries are sustained while entering or leaving buildings.
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Protect yourself in an earthquake:
During an Earthquake: