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What you should do if you there is a tsunami in your area?

In the U.S., only Hawaii, Alaska, and the West Coast are at risk for tsunamis. This is because things that cause tsunamis (like undersea earthquakes, volcano eruptions, and landslides) are more common in these areas. Even if you do live in a tsunami area, you don't need to worry about one happening very often. And, in the US we DO have a warning system to give people time to get away. If you're concerned about a tsunami, there are things you can do.

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More Questions?
If you have more questions about what causes tsunamis and where they take place, check out the following links...
USGS EarthQuake Hazards Program, For Kids Only
FEMA for Kids, Tsunami Information Page
World Health Organization, Tsunami Technical Hazard Sheet

Do you want to know more about the diseases caused by tsunamis?
For more information on the diseases surrounding the tsunami disaster, check out...
CDC — Health Effects of Tsunamis
CDC — General Information on Tsunami-Related Diseases and Health Concerns

Many organizations are helping people hit by the tsunami.
Try this link to see what you can do...

Quarters from Kids — Tsunami Relief

Tell me more: Check out these links to learn more. What? Where? Health Issues How can you help?

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30333, U.S.A
Tel: (404) 639-3311 / Public Inquiries: (404) 639-3534 / (800) 311-3435