1. Stay alert and stay awake. Listen to radio for information on rainfall. Intense and prolonged rainfall should be taken seriously if you live on or at the base of a slope.
2. If you live in an area where landslides are frequent, consider moving to a safer area.
3. You must listen to any unusual sounds that might indicate breaking of trees, rock boulders knocking against each other. If you live at the base of a slope look for signs of slowly falling debris and rocks. If you live near a stream watch for sudden increase or decrease of water flow and change from clear to muddy water; these changes may indicate landslide activity upstream of you. If serious, leave home immediately. Inform and consult with neighbours.
4. Landslides are very common on road cuts, therefore avoid driving during heavy rainfall.
The disastrous effects of any natural hazard on a Society are a reflection of how aware that Society is of its physical environment and also how effective is the policy of prudent land use.