Today, an earthquake registering in at a frightening 8.9 magnitude hit the northeast coast of Japan causing devastating damage and loss of life in the country. Additionally, tsunami alerts were issued throughout countries bordering the Pacific Ocean. Residents and visitors in Hawaii were evacuated due to a tsunami warning, and closer by, residents all along the West Coast were put on alert, with voluntary evacuations happening along the California coast.
Evacuations are issued for many natural disasters. Have you ever participated in an evacuation due to flooding, earthquakes, tsunamis, or other reasons?