Tsunamis: Know What to Do!
A tsunami (soo-NAH-mee) is a series of ocean waves. Tsunamis are mostly
caused by earthquakes.
Tsunami Warning Signs:
• Unusual disappearance of water at the ocean
• A strong earthquake that makes people fall down or lasts for 20 seconds or more
• Hear a loud ocean roar
If a tsunami occurs, keep calm and immediately move inland to higher ground.
Tsunami Vocabulary Word Match
Draw a line from the word to the matching picture.
Draw a picture of what you would do if you were at the beach and saw receding
water, felt a strong earthquake, or heard a loud ocean roar (the tsunami the
Talk about tsunamis with your parent(s) or guardian(s). Ask them to visit
, where they can download a Family Disaster Plan and
Personal Survival Guide and register their cell phones to receive emergency
notifications from AlertSanDiego.
Don’t Be Scared, Be Prepared!
To be used in conjunction with the video – Tsunamis: Know What to Do!