Escaping from a fire will be easier if you have already planned your escape route and know where to go. Make sure that your route remains free of any obstructions and that there are no loose floor coverings that could trip you.
People on the beach or in low coastal areas need to be aware that a tsunami could arrive within minutes after a severe earthquake. The tsunami danger period can continue for many hours after a major earthquake.
Surviving a hurricane is about preparation, knowing what to do during the hurricane and taking appropriate precautions after it has passed through. Do drills demonstrating that they know how to turn off water, gas and electricity.
Tornadoes carry winds up to 300 mph (480 km/h)--winds that can level buildings and carry cars through the air 80 feet (25 m) or more--they are also often accompanied by lightning, heavy rains (and flash floods), and hail.
The majority of flash flood deaths are vehicle related. Because flash floods usually take people by surprise, they appear harmless at first. The problem is that it only takes 1 to 2 feet of flood water to sweep a vehicle away.