Keeping your campus safe and secure during an tsunami.

A tsunami is a series of unusually large sea waves produced by a seaquake (earthquake below or near the ocean floor) or less commonly by an undersea volcanic eruption, having a campus tsunami safety procedure is very important.

If there is a noticeable recession in water away from the shoreline, this is nature’s tsunami warning and it should be heeded:

  • Move inland to higher ground immediately and stay there.
  • Stay away from the beach.
  • Save yourself, not your possessions.

Be prepared to keep yourself safe, secure, and prepared for a Tsunami

  • Find out if you live, work, or go to school in a tsunami hazard zone.
  • Know the emergency plans for your school campus.
  • Learn what the recommended tsunami evacuation routes are in your city, county, and region. Identify the safety zone(s) near you, and decide on your primary and secondary evacuation routes.
  • Make a reunification plan with your loved ones. Decide when and where you will meet if you are separated and what out of state relative or friend you will call if it is not possible to meet at your pre-designated reunification spot.
  • Discuss plans with family, coworkers, and neighbors.
  • Make plans for how to address any functional needs or disabilities you might have. If you need help evacuating, prearrange assistance from neighbors including transport of mobility devices and durable medical equipment. If you are mobility impaired, account for the extra time that you may need.
  • Decide on the best strategy for protecting your pets.

Keeping your campus safe and secure after a tsunami.

  • Stay away from flooded and damaged areas until officials say it’s safe to return.
  • Stay away from debris in the water as it may pose a threat to boats and people.
  • Stay away from any electric sources

IDentifyED is our solution for managing campus safety, security and communications in the event of a tsunami.

1Find shelter, seek high ground. Do not shelter underground. Check your campus tsunami safety procedures.

2Tsunamis can come quickly it is important to find shelter immediately.

3If you witness or experience a Tsunami make a help request immediately, if possible add text and a picture.

4Swipe up on your IDentifyED app to find your campus tsunami safety and security procedures.

5Swipe left on the ID screen of IDentifyed and you will come to your campuses’ custom app, the campus/school may have added additional links there as well as potential systems or sources of information.

6Tsunamis may affect only a small area or a large community. The IDentifyED system has integration into the I Love U Guys Foundation’s standard response procedures, these procedures will tell people how you need to respond and reduce panic during a tsunami.

7If you need help use the IDentifyED 911 and help request feature on the help area this will direct you to specific campus response personnel on IDentifyED and explain to the dispatcher the issue. Campus resources might be the best place to call for help on your campus. If for any reason you are not able to get in touch with campus resources, do not hesitate to dial 911 on your phone app.

8Emergency personnel during a tsunami with IDentifyED can also involve or escalate to additional personnel as well as any emergency responders.

9Emergency responders will also maintain and update critical event message boards about the tsunami, that will allow everyone in the campus to get the most critical and up-to-date information.

10If you need help or others need help during the tsunami, you can make additional help requests that might document additional assistance and additional people who might be injured during the tsunami.

11For IDentifyED schools only; During a tsunami, it is possible that you will be in class make certain that attendance is taken by the teacher as you seek shelter, check the campus tsunami safety and security procedures.

12Everyone should check into a location, class, event, group or transportation so that emergency responders know where everyone is.

13Look for updates to the locations as well, perhaps the school will add shelter locations so that you can accurately share your location with friends, family and of course emergency responders.

14If you check-in, and then need help — emergency responders will be able to respond to your specific location with much better detail. For example, during a tsunami it is possible that you are on the 20th floor in room 2001 of a 20-story building. If you need assistance, your IDentifyED reported longitude and latitude will only tell the responders what building you are in, a good check-in will help them narrow it down the floor and room, so that they can find you.

15If you are handicapped and experience a tsunami, you may need help or the elevators are disabled or there is a power outage. Make a handicapped help request with your specific checked in location (many campuses have designated handicapped assistance areas for you to check into.)

16Once the Tsunami is not a threat — emergency personnel will either broadcast out an all clear or begin reunification procedures.

17Once the Animal threat is not a threat — emergency personnel will either broadcast out an all clear or begin reunification procedures.

18After a tsunami please report any and all personal injury or other issues through IDentifyED.

19After a tsunami please report any damage to property or safety concerns via the IDentifyED Help request.

20For IDentifyED schools only; If a reunification process is called for after a tsunami, monitor the IDentifyED critical event message boards as well as all emergency broadcasts.

21Follow the instructions from emergency responders.

22For IDentifyED schools only; During a tsunami reunification you should be told where to report to. It is possible that traditional/anticipated buildings or rally points are not safe to shelter or meet at so it is important to listen to and follow the directions of emergency responders.

23For IDentifyED schools only; When arriving at a reunification area, make certain you check-in or are checked in to that location.

24For IDentifyED schools only; Parents should follow reunification procedures during a tsunami reunification. Parents should be instructed as to what will occur by school personnel please follow the directions you are being given.

25After a tsunami, you may experience power outages and damage that may result in the school or campus being closed. IDentifyED is housed offsite from your campus so IDentifyED should remain online during any and all emergencies. As long as you can get to internet services you should be able to get to IDentifyED. For this reason, during an emergency it is very likely that IDentifyED will be your campus’s best means to communicate.

26Continue to monitor IDentifyED emergency broadcasts, school news and alerts as well as critical event boards after the Tsunami because campus will need to update you on when school will resume and any other additional information.

27After a tsunami, IDentifyed may also be used to update everyone, look for these updates on IDentifyED first in order to minimize and optimize communications. It is likely that many parties will update calendars, message boards, send messages and provide additional updates via a course or group portfolio.

28IDentifyED’s many communication resources like user portfolios, messaging, message boards, calendars, chat, group chat, emergency broadcast, school-wide news and alerts will all be used during and after a tsunami. So, monitor IDentifyED and use IDentifyED as your primary source of information.