Tsunami preparedness: information guide for disaster planners

IOC of UNESCO manuals and guides, no. 49. IOC recommends that planners use this guide as a basis for forming a strong tsunami readiness policy within the community. It provides a general plan of action and basic framework for dealing with the unique hazards resulting from tsunamis. This guide outlines the construction and maintenance of defensive structures and discusses how current disaster prevention and emergency response planning can be improved by using research on past tsunamis.