All of the efforts we make will not make a difference if we do not collaboration with local community leaders and experts so they are able to be self-reliant and function independently to continue implementation projects and trainings after In Harm’s Way leaves. This empowers families and individuals to continue building resilience and protect themselves and their families. Some specific
- Conducting earthquake drills in seismically active regions to help everyone understand how to survive an earthquake.
- Conducting evacuation drills planned by local experts to get people in coastal communities out of harms way from tsunami or sever storms.
- Providing tsunami warning and evacuation signs to increase awareness of the link between feeling an earthquake and immediately evacuating to high ground.
- Marking safe zones above the levels of likely tsunami inundation.
- Providing educational incentives — such as tuition support — for those in threatened communities to receive a college education that results in natural disaster risk reduction in their communities.
- Involving youth and students in activities that make their homes and schools more disaster resistant.
- Assisting communities to develop and implement a disaster risk reduction plan.