After a tsunami there will be a lot of emergency services immediately assisting impacted areas.
There may be disruptions to power, sewage and communications.
If you are in a safe location and are do not require immediate attention, stay there until emergency services find you.
If you require emergency assistance, make yourself seen to emergency services the best way you can.
- Be aware that there may be more than one wave and it may not be safe for up to 24 hours, or longer. The waves that follow the first one may also be bigger
- Check yourself for injuries and get first aid if needed. Help others if you can
- DO NOT go sightseeing
- Look for, and report, damaged/fallen powerlines or other utilities to the relevant authority
- If your property is damaged, take notes and photographs for insurance purposes. If you rent your property, contact your landlord and your contents insurance company as soon as possible
There will be debris and potentially bodies. Be aware of health and safety if you are caught in a tsunami area after tsunami have impacted.
Disaster Recovery Centres may be established following some disasters. Recovery centres may provide a range of welfare services including financial assistance, personal support, organising temporary accommodation and providing information and referrals. If you have been affected by tsunami and require assistance, contact Disaster Welfare Services on 1800 018 444.
When re-entering homes or buildings, use extreme caution as water may have damaged buildings. If your property is damaged, call the NSW SES on 132 500.
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