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Head to High Ground: Students Learn Value of Tsunami Preparedness

Students in San Francisco on Tuesday learned some potentially live-saving lessons.

Taking part in Tsunami Preparedness Week, the students from Marina Middle School were instructed to head to higher ground when a tsunami is triggered and encouraged to adequately prepare in the event that disaster strikes.

Bijan Karimi from San Francisco's Department of Emergency Management said that San Francisco's coastline, Marina Green and financial district would be the neighborhoods hardest hit if a tsunami were to strike.

More than 50 tsunamis have hit the San Francisco Bay Area since 1850.

Folks interested in learning more about emergency preparedness are encouraged to visit for tips and information.

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