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How to prepare for and survive a tsunami

November 22nd, 2009

Scientists and Web developers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have created a new educational Web site with crucial tips on how to prepare for and survive a tsunami.

an interactive guide that could save your life,” the site also features the latest tsunami-related science research and compelling tsunami survivor videos and interviews.

“Tsunamis can neither be prevented nor precisely predicted yet,” said site initiator Dr. Jian Lin, a WHOI geologist actively involved in tsunami research and a member of a US national committee on tsunami warning and preparedness.

“But people educated about tsunami warning signs can save their own lives and the lives of others,” he added.

A tsunami can quickly engulf vulnerable coastal regions resulting in widespread destruction and death.