Friday, March 11, 2011

Tsunami waves still dangerous

Please stay off the coast. I am watching TV and see people on the beach with children. The first Tsunami wave is not the largest and even if we get small waves - they could be traveling very fast and are dangerous.

Waves could be unusual for a few hours. Please - stay off the beach.

Japan Earthquake will cause Oregon Tsunami

Good morning readers. As you know, Japan had an 8.9 earthquake last night. This has caused tsunami warnings all along our coast. The warning means that a tsunami with significan widespread inundation is imminent or expected. Dangerous coastal flooing accompanied by powerful currents is possible and may continue for several hours after the initial wave arrival.

We are expecting waves from 3 1/2 feet to 6 1/2 feet. The farther south you go on the coast, the higher the wave will be. Arrival time is between 7:15 and 7:30.

Please stay away from the beach! Coastal communities are evacuating away from the immediate coast.

Thank you. Be careful.