What to do WHEN disaster strikes:
DON'T use the telephone. Leave lines open for emergency calls only. Don't touch downed powerlines or objects in contact with powerlines. Don't use elevators, use stairways instead. Don't go sightseeing.

DON'T spread rumors. Get the facts from official sources.

DO secure your home. Lock doors and windows. Know where to locate electrical, water and gas sources if advised to turn off utilities. Secure or store objects that may cause damage or injury.

DO stay tuned to a local radio or TV station for official weather and civil defense instructions.

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1. What should I do when I hear the Emergency Management Agency sirens?
2. What is the difference between a WATCH and a WARNING?
3. Should I evacuate or stay where I am?
4. What should I do to protect my pets/animals?
5. What should my family and I take to the shelter?
6. Where is the nearest evacuation shelter/emergency shelter?
7. I am a visitor at a hotel. What should I do when a disaster is imminent?
8. What should I do during a hurricane?
9. Will tourists be evacuated after a disaster strikes?
10. What to do BEFORE a disaster strikes:
11. What to do WHEN disaster strikes:
12. What is a tsunami?
13. Where and when do tsunamis occur?
14. How do I know when to evacuate?
15. Where do I evacuate?
16. How do I get to inland or to high ground?
17. What should I do if an earthquake occurs while at the coast?
18. What can I do to protect myself from a tsunami?