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Every community along the Bay of Plenty coastline has a tsunami evacuation map like this one.
Find YOUR map and locate safe areas nearest to your home, work or other places you visit.
If you are in a RED, ORANGE or YELLOW area on the map, you are at potential risk of a tsunami.
The most dangerous tsunami are caused by big undersea earthquakes.
If this happens near to our coast, there won't be time for formal evacuations and alerts.
That's why it's important to remember Long or Strong, Get Gone.
A large quake is your natural warning to evacuate inland or to higher ground straight away.
Don't wait for an official warning to evacuate if you are in a potential tsunami zone.