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Princess Samantha Kennedy Wants To Talk About Being Ready When A Tsunami Hits

Princess Samantha Kennedy Wants To Talk About Being Ready When A Tsunami Hits
Do not wait until a Tsunami strikes, be ready and plan now.  The potential Tsunami flooded areas will be all along Seacoast Drive in Imperial Beach, the danger zone for all who live along Seacoast Drive could be devastating.   Plan now and learn about evacuation routes.  Palm Beach Avenue and Imperial Beach Boulevard are the best routes leading away from the beach area.  Get to higher ground, leave immediately, do not stay around, go as fast as you can within minutes, moving inward and upward.  Do not Cal 911, call 211 for refuge areas.  If you are unable to go inland get above the second story floor in a high-rise that is reinforced concrete building.  Plan where family members will meet if they get separated.  If there is a Tsunami warning issued or you feel a strong earthquake, leave the low coastal areas, do not even wait for a warning if you feel a strong earthquake.  Listen to your car radio for updates, one station is KOGO 600AM, follow the instructions.  You should already have prepared a 3 day emergency kit when you evacuate.  Two places you can go to are Mar Vista High School at 505 Elm Ave. And Boys and Girls Club at 847 Encia Ave.  Tsunamis can come from great earthquakes far away or from large earthquakes nearby.  Tsunamis move very fast and carry in its path dangerous debris that can kill.  Natural warnings are ground shaking from an earthquake or a loud ocean roar.  Also, the ocean water receding unusually far exposing the sea floor are nature's warnings that a tsunami could be there within minutes.  Go immediately to higher ground inland, do not wait, go quickly.  Imperial Beach has three warning systems, by telephone, to be alerted by phone or email reqister at www.readysandiego.org. Also, public announcements broadcasted by local public safety vehicles and helicopters and by monitoring local television and radio stations for Emergency Alerting System broadcasts.  Move fast.

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