Recovery: What to do after a tsunami

This page provides tsunami recovery messages.

Expect aftershocks. Each time you feel one, Drop, Cover and Hold. Aftershocks can occur minutes, days, weeks, months and years following an earthquake and may trigger another tsunami. Be prepared to evacuate.

Avoid areas impacted by the tsunami. Your presence might hamper rescue and other emergency operations and put you at further risk from the residual effects of tsunami flooding, such as contaminated water, crumbled roads, and other hazards.