Tsunami Awareness Week on March, 2024: Where can I get Tsunami and Global warming pictures?
Tsunami Awareness Week 2024. NOAA Announces First Tsunami Awareness Week, March 21 as Tsunami Awareness Week.
Why do you have to do both of them? The tsunami that hit Japan had nothing, I repeat, nothing to do with global warming. The tsunami was caused by the 9.1 earthquake which is entirely caused by plate tectonics.
If you're doing your report on natural disasters, then global warming at this rate is not natural.
What is denoted by the white ribbon Andrew Demetriou is wearing in this photo?
Yeah mate it is quite likely to arrange awareness for some form of cancer. It does seem like we have a different colour ribbon or badge every week now. It is so bad that they don't even tell us what they are for now. I hope you find out but, perhaps you an let me know then what we are supposed to aware off, I know I'd hate if it was jock itch awareness week and nobody had told me:) cheers.
Footnote, I really don't think you should be flippant about dolphin flatulence. I think it is a very serious problem, and some scientists believe it is the cause of all things sea, such as tsunamis,tidal waves hurricanes and cyclones, not to mention the true cause of stinky fingers. :) This of course is a brown streaky ribbon. cheers again
i need help in preparing a project on generating awareness on disaster management ??plz help?
maybe this will help
i prepared the same project
below is a copy :
Earthquakes usually give no warning at all.
Prepare your family
Before the earthquake
Now is the time to formulate a safety plan for you and your family. If you wait until the earth starts to shake, it may be too late. Consider the following safety measures:
· Always keep the following in a designated place: bottled drinking water, non-perishable food (chura, gur, etc), first-aid kit, torchlight and battery-operated radio with extra batteries.
· Teach family members how to turn off electricity, gas, etc.
· Identify places in the house that can provide cover during an earthquake.
· It may be easier to make long distance calls during an earthquake. Identify an out-of-town relative or friend as your family’s emergency contact. If the family members get separated after the earthquake and are not able to contact each other, they should contact the designated relative/friend. The address and phone number of the contact person/relative should be with all the family members.
Safeguard your house
· Consider retrofitting your house with earthquake-safety measures. Reinforcing the foundation and frame could make your house quake resistant. You may consult a reputable contractor and follow building codes.
· Kutchha buildings can also be retrofitted and strengthened.
Earthquakes give no warning at all. Sometimes, a loud rumbling sound might signal its arrival a few seconds ahead of time. Those few seconds could give you a chance to move to a safer location. Here are some tips for keeping safe during a quake.
· Take cover. Go under a table or other sturdy furniture; kneel, sit, or stay close to the floor. Hold on to furniture legs for balance. Be prepared to move if your cover moves.
· If no sturdy cover is nearby, kneel or sit close to the floor next to a structurally sound interior wall. Place your hands on the floor for balance.
· Do not stand in doorways. Violent motion could cause doors to slam and cause serious injuries. You may also be hit be flying objects.
· Move away from windows, mirrors, bookcases and other unsecured heavy objects.
· If you are in bed, stay there and cover yourself with pillows and blankets
· Do not run outside if you are inside. Never use the lift.
· If you are living in a kutcha house, the best thing to do is to move to an open area where there are no trees, electric or telephone wires.
· Move into the open, away from buildings, streetlights, and utility wires. Once in the open, stay there until the shaking stops.
· If your home is badly damaged, you will have to leave. Collect water, food, medicine, other essential items and important documents before leaving.
· Avoid places where there are loose electrical wires and do not touch metal objects that are in touch with the loose wires.
· Do not re-enter damaged buildings and stay away from badly damaged structures.
If in a moving vehicle:
Move to a clear area away from buildings, trees, overpasses, or utility wires, stop, and stay in the vehicle. Once the shaking has stopped, proceed with caution. Avoid bridges or ramps that might have been damaged by the quake.
After the quake
Here are a few things to keep in mind after an earthquake. The caution you display in the aftermath can be essential for your personal safety.
· Wear shoes/chappals to protect your feet from debris
· After the first tremor, be prepared for aftershocks. Though less intense, aftershocks cause additional damages and may bring down weakened structures. Aftershocks can occur in the first hours, days, weeks, or even months after the quake.
· Check for fire hazards and use torchlights instead of candles or lanterns.
· If the building you live in is in a good shape after the earthquake, stay inside and listen for radio advises. If you are not certain about the damage to your building, evacuate carefully. Do not touch downed power line.
· 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. In such cases, call for help.
· Remember to help your neighbours who may require special assistance-infants, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
· Listen to a battery-operated radio for the latest emergency information.
· Stay out of damaged buildings.
· Return home only when authorities say it is safe. Clean up spilled medicines, bleaches or gasoline or other flammable liquids immediately. Leave the area if you smell gas or fumes from other chemicals. Open closet and cupboard doors cautiously.
· If you smell gas or hear hissing noise, open windows and quickly leave the building. Turn off the switch on the top of the gas cylinder.
· Look for electrical system damages - if you see sparks, broken wires, or if you smell burning of amber, turn off electricity at the main fuse box. If you have to step in water to get to the fuse box, call an electrician first for advice.
· Check for sewage and water lines damage. If you suspect sewage lines are damaged, avoid using the toilets. If water pipes are damaged, avoid using water from the tap.
· Use the telephone only for emergency calls.
· In case family members are separated from one another during an earthquake (a real possibility during the day when adults are at work and children are at school), develop a plan for reuniting after the disaster. Ask an out of state / district relative or friend to serve as the “family contact”. Make sure everyone in the family knows the name, address, and phone number(s) of the contact person (s).
Before the Cyclone Season
Keep watch on weather and listen to radio or TV. Keep alert about the community warning systems – loudspeakers, bells, conches, drums or any traditional warning system.
Get to know the nearest cyclone shelter / safe houses and the safest route to reach these shelters.
Do not listen to rumours.
Prepare an emergency kit containing:
A portable radio, torch and spare batteries;
Stocks dry food – Chura, Chhatua, Mudhi, gur, etc.
Matches, fuel lamp, portable stove, cooking utensils, waterproof bags
A first aid kit, manual, etc.
Katuri, pliers, small saw, axe and plastic rope
Check the roof and cover it with net or bamboo. Check the walls, pillars, doors and windows to see if they are secure. If not, repair those at the earliest. In case of tin roofs, check the condition of the tin and repair the loose points. Cover the mud walls with polythene or coconut leaves mats or straw mats on a bamboo frame. Bind each corner of the roof with a plastic rope in case of thatched roof.
Trim dry tree branches, cut off the dead trees and clear the place/courtyard of all debris, including coconuts and tree branches.
Clear your property of loose materials that could blow about and cause injury or damage during extreme winds.
If your area is prone to storm surge, locate safe high ground or shelter.
Keep important documents, passbook, etc. in a tight plastic bag and take it along with your emergency kits if you are evacuating.
Identify the spot where you can dig holes to store food grains, seeds, etc. in polythene bags.
Keep a list of emergency addresses and phone numbers on display. Know the contact telephone number of the government offices /agencies, which are responsible for search, rescue and relief operations in your area.
If you are living in an area where CBDP exercises have taken place, ensure:
Vulnerability list and maps have been updated
Cyclone drill including search & rescue, first aid training have taken place
Stock of dry food, essential medicines and proper shelter materials maintained
Upon a cyclone warning
Store loose items inside. Put extra agricultural products/ stock like paddy in plastic bags and store it by digging up a hole in the ground, preferably at a higher elevation and then cover it properly. Fill bins and plastic jars with drinking water.
Keep clothing for protection, handy
Prepare a list of assets and belongings of your house and give information to volunteers and other authorities about your near and dear ones.
Fill fuel in your car/motorcycle and park it under a solid cover. Tie bullock carts, boats securely to strong posts in an area, which has a strong cover and away from trees. Fallen trees can smash boats and other assets.
Close shutters or nail all windows. Secure doors. Stay indoors, with pets.
Pack warm clothing, essential medications, valuables, papers, water, dry food and other valuables in waterproof bags, to be taken along with your emergency kit.
Listen to your local radio / TV, local community warning system for further information.
In case of warning of serious storm, move with your family to a strong pucca building. In case of warning of cyclones of severe intensity, evacuate the area with your family, precious items and documents and emergency kit. Take special care for children, elders, sick, pregnant women and lactating mothers in your family. Do not forget your emergency food stock, water and other emergency items. GO TO THE NEAREST CYCLONE SHELTER.
Do not venture into the sea for fishing.
On warning of local evacuation
Based on predicted wind speeds and storm surge heights, evacuation may be necessary. Official advice may be given on local radio / TV or other means of communication regarding safe routes and when to move.
Wear strong shoes or chappals and clothing for protection.