Building to Withstand a Tsunami

Tsunamis can strike with little warning. In those cases, when there is no time to flee, there may still be time to reach higher ground, called vertical evacuation.

But as you race to the third floor, how do you know if the building will hold up? Walls of water are not the only danger. Another potentially lethal challenge is water-driven debris – such as 60,000-pound fully loaded cargo containers – transformed into projectiles.

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