Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Coastal Sirens Are a Reminder of Tsunami Danger

On the Oregon coast, many of the towns have coastal sirens that are sounded when there is an immediate threat to the coast, such as a tsunami like the one we saw from the earthquake in Chile. While the tsunami was not very high here in Oregon (half a globe away), right at the Chilean coast the tsunami was up to 25+ feet in height!

The Curry Coastal Pilot wrote an article about this subject, and how the sirens are an important warning and tests help make people aware of the possibility.

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