What to do after a tsunami strikes
1) Help injured or trapped persons.
Give first aid where appropriate. Do not move seriously injured persons unless they are in immediate danger of further injury.
2) Stay out of damaged buildings. Return home only when the authorities are absolutley sure it is safe.
Use a flashlight when entering damaged buildings. Check for electrical shorts and live wires.
Open windows and doors and shovel mud to give walls and doors an opportunity to dry.
3) Check food supplies and test drinking water.
Fresh food that has come in contact with flood waters may be contaminated and should be thrown out.
4) Inspecting Utilities in a damaged home
If you smell gas or hear a blowing or hissing noise, open a window and quickly leave the building. Turn off the gas at the outside main valve if you can and call the gas company.
If you see sparks or broken wires turn off the electricity at the main fuse box.
If you suspect sewage lines are damaged, avoid using toilets or water and call a plumber.