Tsunami Signage

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Signage is an integral part of a tsunami risk management system. Signage is an effective Mechanism
for public education on the risk posed by tsunamis and the appropriate response to a Tsunami event.
Signage are significant contribution to the management of the risk posed by tsunamis by assisting
the execution of evacuation plans. As a consequence, tsunami risk management is strengthened by
the alignment of signage, public education, and response planning.
Development of a national standard towards tsunami signage is intended to support both public
education and preparation. Maximization of commonality of signage across the community assist
recognition and understanding of the signage by tourists and travelers.
A national standard would enable public education at the national level to provide examples of tsunami signage.
Information Board
Tsunami Signage 1
This is an example of Information board
Tsunami information boards assist community understanding of the risk and appropriate
response to enable an effective response to a tsunami warning or a tsunami event.
Tsunami information boards have the following
1. Tsunami hazard characteristics
2. Tsunami evacuation guidance
3. Warning and response information
4. Evacuation map showing zones of likely inundation and evacuation routes
Evacuation Zones, Routes and Safe Locations
Evacuation Zones, Routes, and Safe Locations signs show the locations of the zones to be
evacuated during a tsunami warning, give instructions, directions, or routes for evacuation,
and identify tsunami-safe area or place.
Tsunami Signage 2
Evacuation zone signs indicate areas at possible risk from tsunami and establish awareness of the
need to evacuate in the event of a natural or official warning.
These signs are established in this technical standard to support public education and the
response to tsunamis: