The first step to earthquake and tsunami safety is recognize your hazards. Look around your home and work place and identify objects that might fall or shift during shaking. Find out if you are in a tsunami hazard zone.
Will everyone in your household know what to do when an earthquake strikes or a tsunami warning is issued?
Do you know how to get in touch with each other afterwards?
Everyone should have personal disaster supplies kits. Keep them where you spend most of your time.
Buildings are designed to withstand the downward pull of gravity, yet earthquakes shake a building in all directions. How well will your building withstand strong ground shaking?
DROP, COVER, AND HOLD ON
Check for Injuries and Damage. EVACUATE IF you are in a TSUNAMI HAZARD ZONE
Don't head towards the coast if you have heard that a tsunami warning has been issued. You will put yourself in danger and make it more difficult for the people who need to evacuate.
Keep at least one week's worth of food and medicine on hand for everyone in your family.
Take steps to insure against earthquake and tsunami damage in California