Tsunami damage from:
• Force of water (in & out)
• Force of debris
• Flooding (water damage)
• Flooding (crop damage)
• The effects of a tsunami are devastating.
They are one of the world's worst natural
disasters that can hit a country.
• The effects of the tsunami on the country
during this period range from destruction
and damage, death, injury, millions of
dollars in financial loss, and long
lasting psychological problems for the
inhabitants of the region.
•Tsunami damage and destruction
• There is very little warning before Tsunamis
hit. This means that people living in towns and villages on the
coast do not have time to escape.
• People may also be killed if a building is knocked down by the
tsunami and it hits them. They can also be electrocuted if wires
fall down into the water or they may be killed by fires or
• There is immediately a massive cost when tsunamis
happen. Rescue teams come in to the area and victims
of the tsunami need to be treated.
• Governments around the world may help with the cost
of bringing aid to a tsunami-hit area. There might also
be appeals and donations from people who have seen
pictures of the area in the media.
Tsunami victims suffer psychology
problems in the days and weeks
after the destruction. This could
even continue for years - often
their entire life time.
A study by the World Health
Organisation on survivors of the
tsunami in Sri Lanka on December
24 2004 found that three to four
weeks after the tsunami between
14 and 39 per cent of the children
had post traumatic stress