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UPDATED: West Coast Waiting for Tsunami; Hawaii Updates

March 11, 2011

PLEASE SEND COMMENTS AND INFORMATION ABOUT WEST COAST IMPACT OVER THE NEXT TWO HOURS AS THE TSUNAMI HITS OUR COASTLINE. AND WE WILL GET THAT POSTED FOR OTHERS TO READ. THANKS.

UPDATE: 12:00 PM/PST: ABC-NEWS: Water rushed up on roadways and into hotel lobbies on the Big Island and low-lying areas in Maui were flooded as 7-foot waves crashed ashore. Large waves also hit the U.S. western coast, shaking loose boats that weren’t moved in time and tearing apart wooden docks in at least two California harbors.

“This is just devastating. I never thought I’d see this again,” said Ted Scott, a retired mill worker who lived in Crescent City when a 1964 tsunami killed 17 people on the West Coast, including 11 in his town. “I watched the docks bust apart. It buckled like a graham cracker.”

The waves didn’t make it over a 20-foot break wall protecting the rest of the city, and no serious injuries or home damage was immediately reported.

I live in San Diego and it looks like 8:41 we will receive 3-5 ft max impact; the concern would the surge will run up into the San Diego River and that would impact Mission Valley;

San Diego – so far, so good: View MSNBC report with video about Santa Cruz, San Francisco, and Napa.

HAWAII UPDATE: go to http://hitsunami.info/

Seven -7- foot waves surge into Maui; Carter Evans on CNN

Water came ashore about 50 yards at Haleiwa, leaving fish in a parking lot and taking a dock into the ocean, per @hawaiinewsnow. #hitsunami

2 and 6 ft tsunami surges has hit Hawaii; Reports of the tsunami landing ashore several hundred feet on various Hawaiian island and reaching heights of 11 ft.

NO ALL CLEAR YET IN HAWAII.

PLEASE SEND US INFORMATION ON CALIF AND HAWAII IMPACT SO WE CAN REDISTRIBUTE

I reported until 2:30 last night; stay tuned for updates;

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