A tsunami warning has been issued for Hawaii and evacuations are to commence soon. Many people along the US West Coast, including California all the way north to Alaska, are concerned about the impact this tsunami warning will have on their areas. The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center issued the following statements at 5:52 AM PST this morning:
“A Tsunami Advisory is in effect which includes the coastal areas of California from the California-Mexico border to the Oregon-California border.
A Tsunami Advisory is in effect which includes the coastal areas of Alaska from Kodiak, Alaska to Attu, Alaska.
A Tsunami Advisory means that a tsunami capable of producing strong currents or waves dangerous to persons in or very near the water is imminent or expected. Significant, widespread inundation is not expected for areas under an advisory. Currents may be hazardous to swimmers, boats, and coastal structures and may continue for several hours after the initial wave arrival.”
Tsunami Ready is a valuable information resource to assist those at impacted sites to help residents prepare and be informed on the latest advisories. Check out the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center for current information. Tune in to local radio or television stations for advisories in your local area and stay in touch with friends and relatives through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Have someone in Chile you are concerned about? Good Morning America provided the following State Department phone number: 1-888-407-4747
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