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Homeowner's Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards - Republic of the Marshall Islands

This version of the Homeowner's Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards provides useful tips regarding readiness for natural hazards that affect the Marshall Islands, including erosion and drought.

This handbook is divided into four parts. This introduction presents the purpose and layout of the handbook, and includes a discussion of common myths that may have prevented you from taking action in the past. A summary of the contents of this handbook is also provided in the form of 10 action items. Part 2 provides basic information on tropical cyclones, tsunamis, extratropical storms, King Tides, floods, sea-level rise, erosion, and drought that will allow you to make an educated decision about the steps to take to protect your family and property. Part 3 discusses in detail how to protect yourself and your family. Included in this section are the stock of essential emergency supplies, evacuation kit, evacuation planning, evacuation procedures, and important information that the national and local emergency management agencies and organizations want you to know even before they issue a warning. Part 4 covers how you can protect your property. Many examples are provided.

Republic of the Marshall Islands Handbook
Available Formats

PDF icon RMI Homeowner's Handbook
Publication Date
June 2015